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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.


Philip Ridley


Philip Ridley
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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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The darker it gets the more you see


Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bez srca See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The songs that play a central part in the film were all written by director Philip Ridley and Nick Bicât, and were conceived as an essential element of the film at the script stage; they represent a continuation of the songwriting collaboration begun in 1995 with the film 'The Passion of Darkly Noon', when they wrote the song 'Who Will Love Me Now' for PJ Harvey and the song 'Look What You've Done to my Skin' for Gavin Friday. 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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This Piece of Art Can't be Gaged by Stars
30 October 2010 | by SetioSee all my reviews

Now,... I never feel motivated to write reviews; This is my first. Although in the past I've seen many great motion pictures and thought about it, I just didn't want to spend the time putting my feasibly mundane typed words into a critique.

To the people that rated this a 1 star and said don't waste your time, I'm happy I decided to anyway. To anybody reading this, don't pay attention to those people. Actually, I feel sorry for those reviewers, because they completely missed the point of this piece of art. It is not your typical horror. To call it a horror would be like calling moonlight sonata just a piano song; or the person closest to you just a human. This film is beyond deep. Philip Ridleys portrayal of facing your own demons, your fears, and exposing some rays of happiness through darkness, is one of the most strange yet gorgeous things I've seen ever in a movie.

If you watch this film and are not moved in some way, I honestly wouldn't know what to say. Because this visual masterpiece is in my eyes one of the greatest I've ever seen. I don't care what the critics say, or some random individual who has the mind to dismiss it as just a complex meaningless thriller. To me, this was a heart-moving, near perfection, possibly life-changing viewing; possibly due to the fact that I instantly related to scenes in the movie. It was like looking at my soul in the clearest of mirrors. The ending was..well there's no word for it.

I really hope more people have watched this one and understand what I feel right now. I feel..reborn.

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