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Heartlands (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  27 April 2003 (UK)
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Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »

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Jane Robbins ...
Sandra
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Russell Hayes ...
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Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who pretends Colin abused her. Col is thrown off the team just after it qualified for the league finals in Blackpool. He decides to travel there alone, hoping to win her back. The adventurous journey feels like the start of a more playful life. Written by KGF Vissers

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An offbeat road trip... An exciting new world!

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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Heartlands - Mitten ins Herz  »

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Film debut of Joe Dempsie. See more »

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Coach Driver - Mel Gibson (the credit was added as a laugh at the expense of producer Harvey Weinstein, who wanted starrier names in the cast). See more »

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A hidden gem
4 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies I've seen in a long-time! (We rented it purely on the off-chance (there was nothing else that caught our eye).

Beautifully acted and well-directed, what really made this film for me was the cinematography; the film is beautiful shot. From the grim cityscapes of Sheffield, across the scenic Peak District, to the garish tourist-trap that is Blackpool, the film brings northern Britain to life.

The soundtrack, by British folk legends Kate Rusby and John McCusker is haunting.

A wonderful, under-rated movie that helped restore my faith in the power of cinema after one too many Hollywood CGI-fests.

Enjoy.


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