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Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Capturing his rise to super-stardom and subsequent tragic fall, Mystify gives remarkable insight into INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence and a truth he took to the grave.

Dir-Scr Richard Lowenstein
Prod Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, Sue Murray, Mark Fennessy, Richard Lowenstein, Lynne-Maree Milburn, Andrew De Groot
Australia
2018
102min
UK Distribution Dogwoof

Taste, smell, touch… Michael Hutchence had a love of all things sensual. He was a pleasure-seeking ball of insatiable curiosity, on an odyssey for new sensations. A tapestry of voices and home-movies animate Hutchence’s personality, revealing a surprising story with profound pathos. Charismatic and ambitious, the lead singer of INXS was seeking a family as much as he sought success as an artist. Testimonies from the significant loves of his life, including Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen, create an intimate portrait of the man behind the sex god status – a label that simultaneously fuelled his popularity and plagued him. Hutchence had explosive magnetism, but also many secrets. Kicking tabloid speculation into oblivion, his story emerges here with emotional and revelatory depth.

Sophie Brown

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