18 certificateThe Principles of Lust is a Film programme that first aired in 2003 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Principles of Lust is a 2 star programme

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The Principles of Lust (2003)

Directed by
Penny Woolcock

Alec Newman, Marc Warren and Sienna Guillory star in writer-director Penny Woolcock's drama about a man who must choose between a stable family relationship and more fleeting, visceral thrills. Paul is a novelist struggling with his current book, who has just begun a relationship with beautiful single-mother Juliette. But at the same time, thanks to a minor car accident, he also meets Billy, whose world couldn't be further removed from Juliette's. Soon Paul is torn between his new domestic pleasures and responsibilities and immersing himself in the violent, booze and drug-fuelled, sex-led lives of his new friends Billy and Hole.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2003

2/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is The Principles of Lust next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 March 5th, 1:15am and on Film4 Plus 1 March 5th, 2:15am. See more...


Alec Newman...Paul
Image for Sienna GuillorySienna Guillory...Juliette
Image for Marc WarrenMarc Warren...Billy
Lara Clifton...Hole
Julian Barratt...Phillip
Mark Catley...Dan
Gwyn Hollis...Jude
Kelly Hollis...Lizzie
Nisha Nayar...Olivia
Colin Nutton...Ray
Anna Peters...Davina
Alexander Popplewell...Harry
Natalie Simpson...Gallery attendee
Giles Winslade...Barman