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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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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
Performed by PJ Harvey
Courtesy of Island Records
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Positive
4 May 2004 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I found the philosophy of what this film was after very persuasive. Looking at the schism that forms in any artist serious about their work, and the agony of the personal choices that come out of sacrificing for one's work. The film looks at how artists make this choice. The characters are well defined and the acting is compelling. I felt the tension of the central character's choices palpably. The motivations behind the actions of each character were well exposed and added depth to what, in less able hands, would have resulted in inexplicable behavior. This central theme of choice, the choice of what type of life we pursue and the conflicts that emerge between desire for adventure and comfort are beautifully drawn in this film.


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