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Love the Hard Way

Rating:R (for sexual content, language and violence)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:June 6, 2003
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Adrien Brody, Jon Seda, Charlotte Ayanna, Pam Grier, August Diehl
Director:Peter Sehr
Producer:Wolfram Tichy, Jason Kliot, Peter Sehr, Joana Vicente
Writer:Peter Sehr, Marie Noelle
Distributor:Kino International

Description: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic activities, Jack has a regular scam going, ripping off foreign businessmen with his loyal mate Charlie and two actresses. But his tough guy exterior conceals a secret passion for old books, and he dreams of writing a novel one day. Jack falls hard for Claire's purity and curiosity. An unusual romance develops between them. But Jack is scared of their growing intimacy and rejects Claire, withdrawing into his shell. Abandoned and confused, Claire gradually begins to neglect her studies and embarks on a spiraling course of self-destruction, whilst Jack, who tries to ignore her, concentrates on his criminal activities. However, a sharp detective, named Linda Fox, is following his dodgy tracks.

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