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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.

Director:

Penny Woolcock

Writer:

Penny Woolcock
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Newman ... Paul
Sienna Guillory ... Juliette
Marc Warren ... Billy / Hole's husband
Lara Clifton Lara Clifton ... Hole / Billy's wife
Alexander Popplewell Alexander Popplewell ... Harry
Julian Barratt ... Phillip / Juliette's ex-husband
Gwyn Hollis Gwyn Hollis ... Jude (as Gwyne Hollis)
Tommy Yates Tommy Yates ... Bezzer
Colin Nutton Colin Nutton ... Ray (as Skint Eastwood)
Kelli Hollis Kelli Hollis ... Lizzie
Nisha Nayar ... Olivia
Dylan Fielding Dylan Fielding ... Charlie
Mackenzie Crook ... Dan
Ricky Roberts Ricky Roberts ... Jordon
Luke Smedley 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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Drama

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The Sky Lit Up
Written by PJ Harvey
Performed by PJ Harvey
Courtesy of Island Records
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Some surprising moments
30 January 2008 | by ellkewSee all my reviews

I am surprised so many people really hate this film. I thought it was quite brave in the way it approached its subject matter and for me it took me down a different grittier path to the sterile world of the ordinary polished British film. I never really knew where this was going which again I enjoyed (you can plot the direction of a Richard Curtis film after fifteen minutes) and it left me thinking about why other films don't do this. It was by no means ground breaking and the characters were unpleasant but then so was Travis Bickle. It had some strong scenes but on the whole it didn't quite hold together. Marc Warren was the best thing in it and I would probably watch most films with him in. Could have been better but still gave me some nice surprises which I can't say about many British films.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (UK) See more »

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The Principles of Lust See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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