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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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Penny Woolcock

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Penny Woolcock
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Cast

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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Storyline

Paul, a struggling artist starts a relationship with Juliette. The same day they meet, he makes the acquaintance of Billy and Hole whose lives are a long string of drugs, sex, and violence. He veers between life with Juliette and her son, and the debauched excesses of Billy and Hole. Written by lament

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sehvetin Esaslari See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The Sky Lit Up
Written by PJ Harvey
Performed by PJ Harvey
Courtesy of Island Records
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Boring
12 February 2005 | by nermal1See all my reviews

I watched this film primarily as a fan of Sienna Guillory. To be honest, she was the only thing worth hanging around for, the film became so boring at stages I felt myself drifting off to sleep. It feels incredibly long, especially once you reach the end of the movie and realise not a whole lot has actually happened. It doesn't feel original (the same ideas have been dealt with in countless better films), the acting was hardly top notch, and the characters were thoroughly unlikeable and unoriginal. Unless you're really into these types of films, or you have a *really* strong fascination with one of the actors involved, I wouldn't recommend it. You're not missing much.


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