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Lawless Heart is a 2001 British film directed by Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter.

Lawless Heart
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byTom Hunsinger
Neil Hunter
Written byTom Hunsinger
Neil Hunter
StarringBill Nighy
Tom Hollander
Clémentine Célarié
Douglas Henshall
Ellie Haddington
Sukie Smith
CinematographySean Bobbitt
Release date
5 August 2001
Running time
99 min
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film is set amidst the coastal marshes of the Dengie Peninsula. The film's structure was inspired by Eric Rohmer's Les Rendez-vous de Paris.[1]



A group of friends, lovers and relatives assemble for the funeral of Stuart. Devastated by Stuart's death, his brother-in-law, lover and best friend decide to take their lives in hand. Dan is a faithful and loving father and husband, until the day he meets Corinne. This buxom and sublime Frenchwoman seduces Dan with her honesty and hedonism, so much so that he wonders if he hasn't missed out on life. Nick, a gay restaurant owner, begins a relationship with a high-spirited young woman right after losing his lover, Stuart. When their apparently innocent relationship takes a more intimate turn, Nick is troubled by his feelings for his female comrade. Tim, carefree and charismatic, comes home after eight years abroad. Still looking for that "elusive something" that has been missing in his life, Tim finds it in a woman who works in a fashion boutique. But confronted with his future for the first time, the only thing that stands in the way is this unknown woman's past.



  1. ^ Sleeve notes, DVD Artwork Optimum Releasing 2002

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