Love the Hard Way

Deutschland 2000/2001 Spielfilm

Summary

Claire, a brilliant graduate student, is searching for the answers to life′s questions in the quiet logic of her biology laboratory. One day at the local cinema, she meets a mysterious young man named Jack. Claire is intrigued by his style, his surly demeanor, and the sense of danger that surrounds him.

 

Jack is, in fact, a bona-fide con artist. With his loyal partner Charlie and two struggling actresses, he runs a regular scam conning foreign businessmen. But he also has a secret side beneath his tough surface - a passion for antiquarian books and a dream of one day writing a novel. Jack is thoroughly charmed by Claire′s hopefulness, purity, and curiosity about life.
An unlikely romance begins between the innocent college co-ed Claire and the hard-boiled Jack. But Jack won′t allow anyone to get too close and retreats behind his tough exterior. Abandoned and confused, Claire begins to neglect her studies and throws herself info a self-destructive downward spiral.
Jack tries to ignore her and concentrate on his scams. But detective Linda Meier is on to him. Jack and Charlie barely escape by the skin of their teeth. Once so self-assured and coolly confident, Jack finds his world crumbling. His emotions, once fully under his control, are tugging him into strange territory. Claire has affected him more profoundly than he ever expected. Only when Jack and Claire both hit rock-bottom can Jack admit how much she reall means to him.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Director of photography

Camera operator

Assistant camera

Clapper loader

Steadycam operator

Still photography

Lighting design

Dolly grip

Prop master

Construction manager

Costume design

Hairdresser

Sound assistant

Foley artist

Stunt co-ordinator

Producer

Executive producer

Line producer

Associate producer

Unit production manager

Production supervisor

Location manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 29.10.2000 - 20.12.2000: New York, Montréal
Duration:
2842 m, 104 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Technicolor, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.11.2002, 92421, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2002, Berlin, IFF - German Films;
Aufführung (CH): 07.08.2002, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 20.01.2007, Bayern 3

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Love the Hard Way

Versions

Original

Duration:
2842 m, 104 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Technicolor, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.11.2002, 92421, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2002, Berlin, IFF - German Films;
Aufführung (CH): 07.08.2002, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 20.01.2007, Bayern 3

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2002
  • Regiepreis, Beste Regie
IFF Locarno 2001
  • Silberner Leopard