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HEARTLESS

Year: 2009
USA: IFC Films
UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Noel Clarke, Clemence Poesy, Joseph Mawle, Eddie Marsan, Timothy Spall, Ruth Sheen, Luke Treadaway, Jack Gordon, Nikita Mistry, Justin Salinger, Fraser Ayres, John MacMillan, Jack Gordon, Imogen Church, Bhasker Patel, Rishi Doshi, Nicholas Tennant, Edward Green, James Mustoe, Matt Ingram
Director: Philip Ridley
Country: UK
USA & UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: Unclassified
UK Certificate: 18 contains one scene of very strong gore
USA Release Date: 19 November 2010 (Limited Release (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 21 May 2010 (Limited Release (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 24 May 2010

Synopsis

"The darker it gets, the more you see."

The story follows Jamie, a troubled young man with a birthmark on his face, which has left him feeling isolated and fearful, hiding from the world outside. He lives in the East End of London, an area notorious for its violent hooded gangs.

According to news reports, the gangs are now wearing demon masks. But, one night, Jamie discovers the terrifying truth: the gangs are not wearing masks. They are real demons. When Jamie's mother is killed by them in a brutal attack, he realises he can no longer hide away.

Seeking revenge, Jamie becomes a vigilante. But the world outside is more of a nightmare than he ever imagined. As Jamie himself says: "I open up the window and madness flies in."

Jim Sturgess (21, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, 50 DEAD MEN WALKING) stars as Jamie, Clemence Poesy (IN BRUGES, HARRY POTTER) is Tia who finds a connection with Jamie, Noel Clarke (4.3.2.1, ADULTHOOD, DOCTOR WHO) plays Jamie's friend A.J., a young man with a troubled history of gang violence, rising star Joseph Mawle (FREEFALL, THE PASSION) is the iconic Papa B, two-time BIFA winner Eddie Marsan (HAPPY GO LUCKY, 21 GRAMS) stars as the Weapons Man, Timothy Spall (Tim Burton's SWEENEY TODD, SECRETS AND LIES) makes a moving appearance as Jamie's father George, with Ruth Sheen (VERA DRAKE) as Jamie's mother, Marion. Rising star Luke Treadaway (BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, CLASH OF THE TITANS) plays Jamie's devious nephew Lee, with newcomers Jack Gordon (FISHTANK) as Jeeko, and nine year old Nikita Mistry, who makes her debut as the devious spirit Belle.

The featured cast also includes Justin Salinger (ENDURING LOVE) as Jamie's brother Raymond, Fraser Ayres (ADULTHOOD) as Vinnie the shopkeeper, and newcomer John MacMillan (HUSTLE) as She, the notorious leader of a local gang.










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