Heartless (I) (2009)

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Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Morgan
Raymond Morgan
Dave Florez ...
Local Resident 1
Nikita Mistry ...
Local Resident 2 / Belle
George Morgan
Connie Hyde ...
Nadia Theaker ...
David Sibley ...
News Reporter
Papa B


Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London. Written by May 13

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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bez srca  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,033 (USA) (19 November 2010)


$2,033 (USA) (19 November 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Shown at Leeds International Film Festival (UK) on Saturday 7th November, 2009 as part of its "Day of the Dead" horror film marathon. See more »


[first lines]
Lee Morgan: Good morning, Uncle Jamie.
Jamie Morgan: How many times do I got to tell you that when the red light is on, that means I'm developing!
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This Is the World We Live In
Music by 'Nick Bicát'
Lyrics by Philip Ridley
Performed by Ciaran Gribbin (as Joe Echo)
Produced by Ciaran Gribbin (as Joe Echo) and Ian Green
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demons of the mind
31 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ridley's first film in way too many years is a dark urban fairytale about a young photographer who encounters murderous demons on the streets of London. Firstly, I have to admit to being a huge fan of Ridley's work and The Reflecting Skin is in my personal Top 10 movies of all time, so I have to say I loved this genre-playing horror film.

Heartless is, to my mind, Ridley's most conventional film to date as it is the first truly genre-based film he has made, but, underneath the conventions of the horror film we find his usual philosophical musings on death, beauty, existentialism, good and evil, chaos and the individual's struggle to make sense of the world.

Heartless is a step towards the mainstream for Ridley and that may well be its commercial undoing; too "mainstream" genre for the art-house crowd, too cerebral for the thrill loving multiplex gore-hound.

Ultimately, this is a serious film, a dark and often beautiful film that haunts the mind after viewing and already demands a second viewing of me to unravel some of its dark mysteries. Intelligent, moving, sometimes shocking and occasionally funny this is an engrossing and enjoyable piece of work that gives food for thought as well as an entertaining ghost train of a ride. Approach this one with an open mind and you will be rewarded with a strong contemporary horror film with some real depth and intelligence.

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