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Lawless

Feature, 2012 Annapurna Pictures Director John Hillcoat Writer Nick Cave Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce & Mia Wasikowska

Three brothers' find their bootlegging business under threat during the era of Prohibition in Virginia.

The film is based on Matt Bondurant's The Wettest County in the World, a fictionalised account of his grandfather Jack and grand-uncles Forrest and Howard. 

Lawless was in competition at Cannes 2012 and opened in the USA in autumn 2012.

Lawless directed by John Hillcoat

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a highly entertaining tale set in a vivid milieu, told with style and populated by a terrific ensemble

David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

Moonshine, machismo and rivers of gore make for a heady brew in "Lawless," Australian helmer John Hillcoat's stylishly assembled Prohibition-era gangster pic

Leslie Felperin Variety