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there will always be a dusty romance about western films – there seems to be a certain allure to living by the gun, every man for himself and whatnot.

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 gangster 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. 

the film, directed by John Hillcoat (who also directed the Red Dead Redemption machinimaand a competitor for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, also features a screenplay written by Nick Cave and score composed and performed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

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