Love the Hard Way

Categories: Romance, Drama, Crime
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2003-03-27
Director: Peter Sehr
Production Companies : Vif Babelsberger Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. Dritte KG, P'Artisan Filmproduktion GmbH, Daybreak Pictures Ltd.
Production Countries: Germany, United States of America

Adrien Brody
as Jack Grace
Charlotte Ayanna
as Claire Harrison
August Diehl
as Jeff
Jon Seda
as Charlie
Pam Grier
as Linda Fox
Liza Jessie Peterson
as Pam
Elizabeth Regen
as Sue
Katherine Moennig
as Debbie
José Rabelo
as Cook
Joey Kern
as Fitzgerald
Michael G. Chin
as Asian Businessman #1
Ben Wang
as Asian Businessman #2
Huan Wang
as Asian Businessman #3
Ned Stresen-Reuter
as Brian
Michaela Conlin
as Cara, Jack's Lover
Lee R. Sellars
as Dennis
Sylvia Kauders
as Mrs. Rosenberg
Dave Simonds
as Librarian
Jeffrey M. Marchetti
as Biggest Guy
John Elsen
as Interrogating Detective
Miguel Sierra
as Car Mechanic
Andy Duppin
as Precision Driver #1
Jonathan Hadary
as Boris
Bobby J. Brown
as Man in Video Arcade
Steven Goldstein
as The John in Street
Cheyenne Casebier
as Laura
Sara Klingebiel
as Jill
Francisco Lorite
as Barry
Kris Eivers
as Tunnel Bartender
Eric Kornfeld
as Claire's Trick
Keisher McLeod
as Hooker #1
Rue DeBona
as Hooker #2
Amber Gross
as Hooker #3
Gregor Manns
as Large Man #1
Kevin Merrill-Wilson
as Large Man #2
James Saito
as Akiri
Robert McKay
as Louis
Chazz Menendez
as Prisoner #1
Charles Santy
as Prisoner #2
Mick O'Rourke
as Prisoner #3
Mitchell Washington
as Prisoner #4
Deborah Braun
as Lab Assistant
Tod Engle
as Lucky Guy
Grace Garland
as Female Port Authority Officer
Amy Laughlin
as Vendor at Hotel Dior
David Ross
as Russian Guy #1
Slava Schoot
as Russian Guy #2
Jack Lotz
as The John in Bedroom
Ernestine Johnson
as Jack's Neighbour
Charles Duval
as Waiter
Peter McRobbie
as Prison Doctor
Shuo Wang Writer

Dahoud Darien Music

Christian Nauheimer Editor

Marie Noëlle Writer
Peter Sehr Writer

Peter Sehr Director

Wolfram Tichy Producer