|release date||September 22 2010|
|studio||IFC Films Midnight|
|starring||Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke, Timothy Spall|
SynopsisAfter a little research online we discovered that the film follows a young man makes a deal with the devil to become handsome, but then discovers there's a price for his good looks: he has to become a killer.
Alternate: The film follows Jamie Morgan (Sturgess), born with a disfiguring birthmark across his face, which leaves him an outcast in rough East London. While wandering abandoned yards taking photographs, he comes across a gang of thugs and soon discovers that they are something other than human. He then is led into a Faustian deal that will see him become a party to the terrifying chaos around him.
Way back in 1998, in the middle of a knock-down/drag-out with my ex-wife, I spent the better part of an hour browsing the immense stacks of rental VHS in Seattle’s Scarecrow Video, looking for something just weird and intense enough to distract me from my own life. The Reflecting Skin––which turned out to be a visually rich and somewhat disturbing piece of gothic Americana starring Viggo Mortensen––certainly did the job. I became an immediate fan of writer/director Philip Ridley, and was disappointed to discover that he only had two movies on his resume: 1990’s The Reflecting Skin and 1995’s The Passion of Darkly Moon, also starring Aragorn. I eventually discovered that Ridley is a highly talented artist, author, and playwright who simply chooses to spend his time focusing on other forms of expression. Heartless is his first film in 15 years. …Read More