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Heartless (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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Philip Ridley

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Philip Ridley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Dave Florez ... Local Resident 1
Nikita Mistry Nikita Mistry ... Local Resident 2 / Belle
Timothy Spall ... George Morgan
Connie Hyde Connie Hyde ... Linda
Nadia Theaker Nadia Theaker ... Charlie
David Sibley David Sibley ... Sociologist
Imogen Church Imogen Church ... News Reporter
Joseph Mawle ... Papa B
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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. Written by May 13

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The darker it gets the more you see

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,033, 21 November 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,033, 21 November 2010
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Released to UK cinemas on Friday 21 May 2010 and then on DVD, Blu-ray and download 4 days later. 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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Soundtracks

Phoenix in Dynamite Sky
Music by 'Nick Bicát'
Lyrics by Philip Ridley
Performed by Ciaran Gribbin (as Joe Echo)
Song arranged and produced by Younger Brother (Benjamin Vaughan and Simon Posford)
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A vision of a dark abyss
9 June 2010 | by avedicgSee all my reviews

Philip Ridley brings us a new style of horror. Mesmerizing and twisted, Heartless tries to appeal to our deepest senses - fear simply being one of them - by means of psychology. The "monster" in this so called horror drama, is not a monster at all but an inner pattern of what makes us humans; of what our feelings may turn us into.

Perhaps the movie is slightly underrated because the point of view that should have been used to look at this movie was not from the outside of the box but from the inside.

The performances were pretty good especially from Joseph Mawle(Papa B) whom i have only seen in Merlin, Eddie Marsan("Sherlock Holmes") and his charismatic flavor and of course Jim Sturgess who proves once again that he is a British star on a dark sky. However i expected somewhat more from Clemence Poesy("War and Peace", "In Bruges) other than a lovely accent.

Overall, i give "Heartless" an 8/10 for the feelings they tried to bring up but failed in a small measure. I do believe that concentrating even more on the feelings and less on the horror part would've brought this movie a greater rating. Nonetheless, it is worth two hours of your spare time.


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