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Lawless Heart Review

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Three intersecting stories about people whose lives are affected by the death of a gay restaurateur.

★★★★

Devastated by Stuart's death, his brother-in-law, lover and best friend decide to take their lives in hand.

Dan is a faithful and loving father and husband, until the day he meets Corinne. This buxom and sublime Frenchwoman seduces Dan with her honesty and hedonism, so much so that he wonders if he hasn't missed out on life.

Nick, a homosexual restaurant owner, begins a relationship with a high-spirited young woman right after losing his lover, Stuart. When their apparently innocent relationship takes a more intimate turn, Nick is troubled by his feelings for his female comrade.

Tim, carefree and charismatic, comes home after eight years abroad. Still looking for that "elusive something" that has been missing in his life, he finds it in a woman who works in a fashion boutique. But confronted with his future for the first time, the only thing that stands in the way is this unknown woman's past.

No weddings in this low-budget British discovery, but one very important funeral provides the hub for three character stories that play consecutively, adding insight to what has gone before.

A first-class script and sensitive performances make for a clever take on love for people at a crossroads in life.