Angelo Salamanca
Australian Cinema Ensemble



Closer and Closer Apart

1989, 86 mins, drama, 16mm     IMDb page   

Director:  Steve Middleton  
Producer: Rosa Colosimo
Writer:  Angelo Salamanca
Director of Photography:  Vladimir Osherov
Editor: Catherine Birmingham
Music: Joe Dolce
Art Director: Maria Ferro

Principal Cast: Steve Bastoni, Marie-Louise Walker;
George Harlem; Linda Hartley; George Kapiniaris.      
Full cast and crew list

Screened Channel GTV9; Foxtel.
“Angelo Salamanca’s well-written screenplay moves along briskly.” David Stratton Variety 1990


This modern drama centres on the lives of four people in their early twenties. Life remains relatively uncomplicated with the two couples – Lola and Alfio, Sam and Angie – drifting towards a settled future.

But the certainty of their lives is shattered when Lola, a free spirit, seduces Alfio’s best friend Sam and awakens an intense passion.

Enraged by this betrayal after the affair is exposed by Angie, Alfio takes his revenge on Sam by challenging him to a knife-fight on the banks of Merri creek where the two boys once played as friends.