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.

  1. Peter Sehr

    Director, Writer

  2. Shuo Wang


  3. Marie Noëlle


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  1. Adrien Brody

    Adrien Brody

    Jack Grace

  2. Charlotte Ayanna

    Charlotte Ayanna

    Claire Harrison

  3. Jon Seda

    Jon Seda


  4. August Diehl

    August Diehl


  5. Pam Grier

    Pam Grier

    Linda Fox

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Love the Hard Way
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  • June 6, 2003


Original Language English

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