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The Principles of Lust (2003)

Crippled by his writer's block, Paul enters into a new, exciting relationship with risk-taking Billy and super-sexy Juliette. As it becomes increasingly tangled, however, he must choose one of them over the other.

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Paul
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Juliette
Lara Clifton ...
Hole
Alexander Popplewell ...
Harry
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Phillip
Gwyn Hollis ...
Jude (as Gwyne Hollis)
Tommy Yates ...
Beezer
Colin Nutton ...
Ray (as Skint Eastwood)
Kelli Hollis ...
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Nisha Nayar ...
Olivia
Dylan Fielding ...
Charlie
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Dan
Ricky Roberts ...
Jordon
Luke Smedley ...
Robbie
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Crippled by his writer's block, Paul enters into a new, exciting relationship with risk-taking Billy and super-sexy Juliette. As it becomes increasingly tangled, however, he must choose one of them over the other.

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The Sky Lit Up
Written by PJ Harvey
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INTIMACY meets FIGHT CLUB
18 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This hypersexual hyperviolent film winds up addressing serious issues perhaps in spite of it self and its writer-director Penny Woolcock who was present at the screening I saw along with female lead Sienna Guillory at the Toronto Film Festival. Paul, a would be writer, starts a primarily sexual relationship with Juliette including carefree intimacy in public which gives Paul the sense that he is living life on the edge. Also in his life is Billy, the apotheosis of the edge and a good stand in for The Prince of Darkness. Ultimately Paul must address the difference between observing life and living life and having a fantasy vs. living a fantasy. Do things have a point or are things the point in themselves? This film is strong enough to not provide answers.

For those who have asked the question, Ms. Woolcock replies that the bare-knuckle children show that Billy is always moving on to a higher level of outrageousness.


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