Year: 2003
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Alec Newman, Marc Warren, Sienna Guillory, Lara Clifton, Alexander Popplewell, Julian Barratt, Gwyne Hollis, Kelli Hollis, Tommy Yates, Skint Eastwood, Nisha Nayar, Dylan Fielding, Mackenzie Crook, Ricky Roberts, Luke Smedley, Jake Geddes, Meryl Hampton, Roger Butcher, James Coleman, Gerald Kydd, Anna Peters, Kenia Prado, Tony Kirkland, John "Buster" Keeton, Mick Quirke, Paul Dungworth, Fiona Lawrence, Mark Catley, Jane Wilson, Chris Smedley
Director: Penny Woolcock
Country: UK
UK: 108 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains explicit sex, very strong language, drugs use and strong violence
UK Release Date: 12 March 2004


THE PRINCIPLES OF LUST is an emotionally charged drama about a man who must choose between the love of his life and the extreme temptations offered by his renegade friend.

Paul (Alec Newman) falls in love with Juliette (Sienna Guillory) and begins a passionate affair. At the same time, he befriends a charismatic and dangerous risk-taker, Billy (Marc Warren), who exposes Paul to a different side of life. When the initial fire in Juliette and Paul's relationship begins to wane, Paul is torn between settling down with her or following Billy on his quest for an endless high.

Filmed entirely on location in and around Sheffield, THE PRINCIPLES OF LUST marks the debut feature of cutting-edge writer/director Penny Woolcock, whose previous credits include the BAFTA winning dramas TINA GOES SHOPPING and TINA TAKES A BREAK for Channel 4 TV. Her cast includes young British talents Alec Newman (LONG TIME DEAD), Marc Warren (BAND OF BROTHERS) and Sienna Guillory (THE TIME MACHINE). The film is produced by Madonna Baptiste and the original screenplay is written by Penny Woolcock from the unpublished novel by Tim Cooke.


Language: English
Subtitles: English Hard of Hearing
Running Time: 104 minutes
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 (16x9)
Sound Quality: English 5.1