Rating: MA15+ 116’ Strong Bloody violence October
Cast: Tom Hardy (Warrior, Inception, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy), Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential) Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree Of Life), Shia Le Boeuff (Suburbia, Transformers), Mia Wasikowski (jane Eyre, The Kids Are Alright), Gary Oldman (The Fifth Element, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
Director: John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road)
Writer: Nick Cave adapted the novel by Matt Bondurant
A return of the brilliant collaboration of writer and director that brought us The Propostion.
LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World", the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.
"You can sense the filth, and smell the rust, and feel the ingrained poverty that might well convince a family of survivors (of World War I and the Spanish flu) to make their fortune selling moonshine to their neighbors." John Anderson Wall Street Journal
"Between the impressive acting from all involved and the classic cars, clothes and guns on display, the film becomes a loving ode to the era, with magnificent attention to detail" Matt Looker shiznit.com.uk
"Director John Hillcoat digs into this dirt-brown world of tough times and tougher men with the intensity he brought to Australia's wilderness in The Proposition, drenching it with just as much blood." Steve Pursall Tampa Bay Times