The Lawless Heart starring Tom Hollander and Bill Nighy

The Lawless Heart (2000)

The Lawless Heart tells three stories of love - a heart which betrays, a heart which derails, a heart which finally breaks. Set over one summer in an English riverside town, the three stories take place at the same time - but are told consecutively. Three times we cross the same patch of time and behind each story we glimpse the bones of others.
Identical events, seen from different perspectives yield surprising insights; outcomes may be seen before their origins and characters stumble towards a destiny we already know.

This playful structure reveals unexpected layers of emotion in a sharp look at the human comedy of love.

“The Lawless Heart” was shortlisted for the Sundance Institute/NHK International Filmmakers Award; selected for the British Film Institute’s Script Factory series of readings.
Martin Pope
Neil Hunter/Tom Hunsinger
13 Producer Martin Pope (Martin Pope Productions) Director Neil Hunter/Tom Hunsinger Principal Cast Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Douglas Henshall, Sukie Smith, Josephine Butler
December 2000

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