Lawless Heart


Amid the recent flood of sappy British rom-coms and geezer crime capers (God help us all), it was easy to overlook Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger's accomplished second feature, a poignant, rich - - if occasionally slow-moving - - tale of love and loss set in an English coastal town. Reunited at the funeral of a mutual friend, three men (middle-aged bumbler Bill Nighy, the dead man's lover Tom Hollander and feckless drifter Douglas Henshall) - take stock of their lives with a little help from a trio of charismatic femmes fatales. The twist being that their overlapping stories are told separately, every incident, character and chance encounter being invested with a deeper significance each time around. Kind of like Pulp Fiction for 40-year-olds - - without the blood-letting, obviously.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: December 1st 2002

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