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Heartless -- 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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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jim Sturgess ... Jamie Morgan

Luke Treadaway ... Lee Morgan

Clémence Poésy ... Tia
Justin Salinger ... Raymond Morgan

Fraser Ayres ... Vinnie

Noel Clarke ... A.J.

Ruth Sheen ... Marion Morgan
David Florez ... Local Resident 1 (as Dave Florez)
Nikita Mistry ... Local Resident 2 / Belle

Timothy Spall ... George Morgan

Connie Hyde ... Linda
Nadia Theaker ... Charlie
David Sibley ... Sociologist

Imogen Church ... News Reporter

Joseph Mawle ... Papa B

Eddie Marsan ... Weapons Man

Jack Gordon ... Jeeko

John Macmillan ... She
Rocss McCart ... Young Jamie

Edward Green ... She Gang Member
James Lamb ... She Gang Member
Matt Ingram ... She Gang Member
Randell Benain ... She Gang Member
Shaya Raymond ... Drunken Youth

Charlie Dupré ... Drunken Youth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rishi Doshi ... Asian Gang Leader (uncredited)
James Mustoe ... She Gang Member (uncredited)

Bhasker Patel ... Mr. Mohan (uncredited)
Andrew Pritchard ... Drunken Youth (uncredited)

Sarah-Jane Sherwood ... Trendy (uncredited)
Nicholas Tennant ... Inspector (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Ridley 
 
Writing credits
Philip Ridley (written by)

Produced by
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Pippa Cross .... producer
Andrew Fingret .... co-producer
Steve Norris .... executive producer
Alexander O'Neal .... line producer
Richard Raymond .... producer
Marc Samuelson .... executive producer
Nigel Thomas .... executive producer
Charlotte Walls .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Julyan 
 
Cinematography by
Matt Gray (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Paul Knight 
 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
Jeremy Zimmermann 
 
Production Design by
Ricky Eyres 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Gordon 
 
Costume Design by
Jo Thompson 
 
Makeup Department
Camilla Beckett .... makeup artist
Stuart Conran .... prosthetics supervisor
Jacqueline Fowler .... makeup designer
Dan Frye .... prosthetics technician (as Dan Fry)
Vesna Giordano .... prosthetics technician
Paul Hyett .... special makeup effects designer
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics technician (as Krystian Malett)
Cara Parry .... makeup artist
Alison Rainey .... hair stylist
Alison Rainey .... makeup artist
Demitrus Robinson .... prosthetics technician
Jenna Smith .... dailies makeup artist (uncredited)
Kate Smith .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Imogen Bell .... production manager
Aoife Crehan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Byrne .... assistant director trainee
Paul Cathie .... third assistant director
Joe Geary .... first assistant director
Simon Hedges .... second assistant director
Tom Mulberge .... additional third assistant director
Laura Quinn .... assistant director trainee
 
Art Department
Simon Bailey .... stand-by props
Giles Brown .... dressing props
Gerard Bryan .... dressing props
Steve Dawson .... stand-by carpenter
Gary Dempsey .... set construction
Claire Grainger .... prop buyer
Mark Griffiths .... carpenter
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Patrick Jerry .... carpenter
Dominic Lavery .... concept artist
Thibault Martineau .... set construction
Ray McNeill .... property master
Russel Oxley .... scenic artist (as Russell Oxley)
Neill 'Biffo' Poley .... dressing props (as Neil Poley)
Lester Rowbotham .... carpenter (as Lester Rowbottom)
Reuben Shanley .... carpenter
James Skipsey .... dressing props (as James Spiksy)
Peter Smith .... plasterer
Graham Thomas .... construction manager: Luxembourg
Oli van der Vijver .... stand-by props
Nigel Woods .... plasterer
Peter Woods .... dressing props (as Pete Woods)
David Allcock .... illustrations (uncredited)
Richard Miller .... painter (uncredited)
Camise Oldfield .... propmaking dailies (uncredited)
Stuart Richards .... prop maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nick Adams .... dialogue editor
Nick Adams .... sound effects editor
Jovan Ajder .... adr recordist
Tom Barrow .... sound mixer
Thomas Cohen .... adr recordist
Peter Crooks .... adr recordist
Adam Daniel .... dubbing mixer
Graham Daniel .... dubbing mixer
Mustafa Durma .... foley artist (as Musti Durma)
Mustafa Durma .... foley recordist (as Musti Durma)
Anthony Ferretti .... boom operator
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist (as Gareth Jones)
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley recordist (as Gareth Jones)
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound design editor
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound re-recording mixer
Srdjan Kurpjel .... supervising sound editor
Jon Olive .... sound design editor
Patrick Owen .... sound mixer (as Paddy Owen)
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Danton Tanimura .... dialogue editor
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor
Burak Topalakci .... sound re-recording mixer
Meli Topalakci .... foley artist
Meli Topalakci .... foley recordist
Sacha Walker .... dialogue editor
Sacha Walker .... sound effects editor
Serkan Koseoglu .... sound editor (uncredited)
Andrea Kurpjel .... sound facility manager (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andy Collings .... special effects technician: Elements FX
Christine Overs .... fabricator
John Rafique .... special effects technician: Elements FX
Nick Rideout .... special effects supervisor: Elements FX
Alan Senior .... special effects technician: Elements FX
Ian Thompson .... special effects technician: Elements FX
Chris Trice .... mechanical effects supervisor
Chris Watson .... special effects technician: Elements FX
 
Visual Effects by
Louie Alexander .... compositor: Framestore
Manjusha Balachandran .... render wrangler: Framestore
Valdimar Baldvinsson .... animator: Framestore
Jakob Baltzersen .... animator: Framestore
Matthew Barnett .... head of data ops and render support: Framestore
Matthias Bjarnason .... animator: Framestore
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording operator: Framestore
Turea Blyth .... visual effects editorial assistant: Framestore
Felipe Bohórquez .... render wrangler: Framestore (as Felipe Bohorquez)
Alessandro Bonora .... modeller: Framestore
William Brand .... lead modeller: Framestore (as Will Brand)
Tom Bunnell .... matchmove artist: Framestore
Duncan Burbidge .... visual effects shoot line producer: Framestore
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager: Framestore
Zoe Cousins .... scanning and recording operator: Framestore
Luca Damiani .... render wrangler: Framestore
Clym Dodds .... data operator: Framestore
Dadi Einarsson .... animation supervisor: Framestore
Matt Fox .... visual effects producer: Framestore
Claire Galpin .... visual effects production assistant: Framestore
Lára Garðarsdóttir .... animator: Framestore (as Lara Gardarsdottir)
Emanuele Giraldo .... visual effects editor
Julien Goldsbrough .... compositing lead: Framestore
Kyle Goodsell .... compositor: Framestore
Chloe Harrison .... visual effects coordinator: Framestore
Adam Hawkes .... compositor: Framestore
Joseph Hoare .... scanning and recording operator: Framestore
Daren Horley .... lead texture artist: Framestore
Mikael Jaeger Jensen .... data operator: Framestore (as Mikael Jaegerjensen)
Lucinda Keeler .... visual effects line producer: Framestore
Jorel Latraille .... render wrangler: Framestore
Patrick Lowry .... technical lead: Framestore
Christian Manz .... visual effects supervisor
Veronica Marcano .... scanning and recording operator: Framestore
Jason Mayo .... technical lead: Framestore
Declan McGuire .... render wrangler: Framestore
László Molnár .... texture artist: Framestore (as Lazlo Molnar)
Tahir Palali .... matchmove artist: Framestore
Steve Parsons .... compositor: Framestore
Russell Pawson .... visual effects editor: Framestore
Talli Peled .... lighting technical director: Framestore
Sirio Quintavalle .... visual effects shoot supervisor: Framestore
Kumar Ramalingam .... visual effects editor: Framestore
Nicholas David Reed .... matchmove artist: Framestore (as Nick Reed)
Juan Salazar .... compositor: Framestore
Jimmy Saul .... assistant scanning and recording manager: Framestore
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore
Max Solomon .... animation supervisor: Framestore
Mike Thompson .... matchmove artist: Framestore
Nick Whiteley .... paint and roto artist: Framestore
Tim Young .... compositor: Framestore
Abubakar Abrar .... roto artist (uncredited)
Helen Carr .... paint & roto artist (uncredited)
Ronan Carr .... paint & roto artist (uncredited)
Lee Rankin .... scanning and recording: Framestore (uncredited)
James Reed .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Arnþruður Dögg Sigurðardóttir .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Hana Beer .... stunt performer
Aldonio Danny Freitas .... stunt performer (as Aldonio Freitas)
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Sian Milne .... stunt performer
Peter Pedrero .... stunt performer
Charles Ramsay .... stunt performer (as Charlie Ramsey)
Andy Wareham .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrei Austin .... steadicam operator
David Bayliss .... rigger: Blitz Rigging (as Dave Bayliss)
Robert Binnall .... director of photography: second unit (as Robert Binall)
Chris Burgess .... still photographer
Mark Cant .... still photographer
Pete Carrier .... additional electrician (as Peter Carrier)
David Churchyard .... additional second assistant camera
Ian Clark .... additional camera operator (as Ian Clarke)
Rachel Clark .... electrician
Alex Crowe .... assistant grip
Nic Cupac .... key grip (as Nick Cupac)
Jason Dully .... additional second assistant camera
Mike Farr .... additional electrician (as Michael Farr)
Ben Fordesman .... additional electrician
Ben Gardner .... additional grip assistant
Chris Georgas .... gaffer
Christopher Gore .... camera trainee
George Haldsworth .... electrician (as George Holdsworth)
Mikey Ray Harkins .... additional electrician (as Michael Harkins)
Steve Howe .... rigger: Blitz Rigging
Ivan Ingletto .... still photographer
Chris Kane .... additional second assistant camera
Tim Kent .... still photographer
Nathan Mann .... additional camera operator
Mihalis Margaritis .... additional electrician
Ben Oliver .... camera assistant
Martin Payne .... focus puller
Mike Prior .... electrician
Susanne Salavati .... additional electrician (as Susanne Willett)
Colin Simkiss .... electrician (as Colin Simpkiss)
Gary Smith .... additional camera assistant
Shaun Stafford .... additional electrician
Paul Starkey .... rigging gaffer
Steve Wallis .... generator operator: London
Hu Wei .... camera trainee
Emma Wingate .... camera trainee
Rick Woollard .... steadicam operator
Adrian Barry .... camera trainee: dailies (uncredited)
Aldo Camilleri .... electrician (uncredited)
Alex Kruszelnicki .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Rory Moles .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Bev Lawley .... extras casting
Christina Noland .... internship in casting
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Mapp .... wardrobe supervisor
Emma Rees .... stand-by costumer
Nat Van Halle .... additional wardrobe (as Natalie Karni)
 
Editorial Department
Ben Baker .... head of digital lab
Rodrigo Bernardo .... digital intermediate engineer
Turea Blyth .... digital intermediate editor
Clare Brody .... digital intermediate data operator
Erika Brüning .... hd mastering producer (as Erika Bruning)
Eric D'Souza .... digital intermediate engineer
Jerome Dewhurst .... digital intermediate engineer
Richard Edwards .... digital intermediate data operator
Alec Gibson .... color timer
Jim Hampton .... assembly editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant: Matador Pictures
Karsten Hecker .... digital intermediate engineer
Jan Hogevold .... digital intermediate executive producer
Brian Krijgsman .... digital intermediate colorist
James Long .... digital intermediate data operator
Kevin Lowery .... hd mastering engineer
Laura Lunt .... digital intermediate production assistant
Stuart Nippard .... conform editor
Rob Redford .... assembly editor (as Robert Redford)
Gavin Round .... digital intermediate producer
Dan Victorie .... support conform editor
Leo Hills .... digital intermediate technical director: Framestore (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Olga FitzRoy .... assistant recording and mixing engineer: Air Lyndhurst
Claire Freeman .... music production coordinator: SEG UK
Claire Freeman .... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths .... contractor: strings
David Hoskins .... additional music sound design (as David J. Hoskins)
Nick Ingham .... conductor
David Julyan .... score producer
Michael Keeney .... song recordist and mixer: Amberville Studios
Marc Marot .... music supervisor
Charlotte Matthews .... assistant contractor: strings
Perry Montague Mason .... orchestra leader (as Perry Montague-Mason)
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Steve Orchard .... recording and mixing engineer: Air Lyndhurst
Jill Streater .... music preparation: Global Music Service
Bruce White .... viola
Alison Wright .... score supervisor: Air Edel
 
Transportation Department
Jim Edge .... unit driver
Adrian Holland .... unit driver
Robert Neill .... driver: camera van
Mark Williams .... facilities manager (as Mark 'Cisco' Williams)
Ian Wotherspoon .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Marge Barres .... development co-executive producer
Joshua Benedetti .... location scout
Livia Burton .... production coordinator
Renato Celani .... representative: CinemaNX
Catherine Chew .... assistant: producer
Francesca Cooper .... assistant chef
Christine Corner .... auditor: Grant Thornton
Aoife Crehan .... production secretary
David Cretney .... representative: Isle of Man Film
San Davey .... script supervisor
Pamela Domoney .... representative: CinemaNX
Dragomir Dragostinov .... additional floor runner
Simon Drake .... additional floor runner
Hilary Dugdale .... representative: Isle of Man Film
Sarah E. Fahey .... insurance broker: Totally Entertainment (as Sarah Fahey)
Peter Gray .... location assistant
Nell Green .... production assistant: Matador Pictures
Giles Harvey .... epk: One Six Productions
Ruth Hodgson .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Sam Hooper .... additional location manager
Rachel James .... post-production accountant
Vinnie Jassal .... location manager
Tim Jones .... personal trainer: Mr. Sturgess
Gareth Joseph .... epk: One Six Productions
Mitchell King .... security: King Services
Hakan Kousetta .... legal services: Aslan Charles Kousetta
Helen Lamming .... child tutor
Josie Law .... development executive: CinemaNX
Bryan Lennon .... end roller: Framestore
Emma Lightbody .... representative: Gasworks Media
Sharon Lock .... title designer: Framestore Design
Lucia Lopez .... development and production executive: Matador Pictures
Lottie Madden .... additional production runner
Kelly Mauchlen .... location scout
Michael Maxton-Smith .... legal services: CinemaNX, Reed Smith
Martin McKellan .... voice coach
Jon Miller .... production accountant
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Nick Miller .... legal services: Aslan Charles Kousetta
Sheila Fraser Milne .... completion guarantor: Film Finances (as Sheila Fraser-Milne)
Danjay Mistry .... child chaperone
Harsha Mistry .... child chaperone
Charles Moore .... legal services: Framestore Features, Wiggin and Co
Richard Moxon .... legal services: Matador Pictures, Davenport Lyons
Clive Noakes .... lab contact: Deluxe
Jessica Parker .... production executive: CinemaNX
Paola Perez .... assistant chef
Chris Pettit .... development executive producer (as Christopher Pettit)
Judith Phillips .... child tutor
Jeanette Reid .... representative: Framestore Features
Carl Rock .... location assistant
Nicolas Sandler .... assistant: Philip Ridley
Peter Scholes .... head chef
James Shirras .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Carla Sullivan .... production trainee
Mel Sullivan .... representative: Framestore Features
Sian Sutherland .... location manager
Graham Sylvester .... representative: CinemaNX
Derek Townshend .... insurance broker: Totally Entertainment
Rob Tucker .... epk: One Six Productions
Simon Whalley .... title producer: Framestore
Mark Young .... development co-executive producer
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (uncredited)
Simon Neville .... set armorer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Eddie Dias .... thanks
Rob Garvie .... the producers wish to thank
Tim Kent .... the producers wish to thank
Megan Willis .... special thanks
 

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When Jamie is walking past a bar to take out the garbage, a rock version of the song Jim Sturgess sings, "Heartless", is playing.See more »
Quotes:
[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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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Careful what you wish for, 12 December 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

Philip Ridley is an artist, a writer and a film director whose work is considered unconventional and unique in every form he touches. Some how he manages to marry all of these forms in his most recent HEARTLESS, including writing the lyrics to the many songs by David Julyou that play such an important role in the unfolding of this visit to the Faust legend. It is harsh, dark, disturbing, and at times a bit over the top as far as his need to make visual things that go bump in the dark. But in the end, with the incomparable help of featured actor Jim Sturgess, he makes it work.

Jamie Morgan (Jim Sturgess) is a young 25-year old photographer living in a squalid area of London with his loving mother (Marion Morgan): Jamie bears a birthmark on his face and the upper torso that makes him the victim of prejudice by the boys in the neighborhood and has resulted in his living the life of a recluse. Jamie's brother and nephew (Luke Treadway and Justin Salinger) stay close to the home but are preoccupied with other matters - some good some bad. Jamie longs for his departed father (Timothy Spall) who 'made the world make sense' and he longs for a relationship with a girl so that he can have a family and be normal. Walking the streets at night Jamie hears screams and witnesses sights that terrify him: he is aware that gangs rule the world and in time he is assaulted with his mother during a night walk and his mother is killed. In an attempt to find sense out of chaos Jamie becomes friends with a new neighbor AJ (Noel Clarke) and is offered a handgun by a local merchant (Frazer Ayers) 'to protect himself. As Jamie becomes more terrified with the creatures he sees in the night and angered by the death of his mother he ultimately meets Papa B (Joseph Mawle) who just happens to have strange powers to offer Jamie anything he wishes. Jamie makes a pact with Papa B, agreeing to promote chaos in the streets in the form of writing graffiti in turn for Papa B removing the ugly birthmark from his body. Papa B's young girl assistant Charlie (Nadia Theaker) bonds with Jamie and becomes like the daughter Jamie has always wanted.

Now, without the physical disfigurement Jamie attracts a pretty delivery girl Tia (Clémence Poésy) and seems to have found his wishes come true - with Tia and Charlie as family. But Papa B has other plans and sends his Weapons Man (Eddie Marsan) who gives Jamie an altered version of his assignment from his pact with Papa B and the world becomes ruled by horror. How Jamie responds to his new bizarre assignments changes the course of the tale, a course best not shared in a review.

Jim Sturgess makes this role of a seemingly impossible spectrum of acting an example of just how skilled he has become in his craft. The cast is good but burdened with many aspects of the bizarre that keep the viewer form connecting in a positive way. The cinematography by Matt Gray is appropriately dark and the visual effects, though excessively ugly, make the atmosphere of this dark tale work. It is a strange film and requires that viewer to suspend disbelief, but the impact and underlying message is strong.

Grady Harp

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