Jamie Morgan (played here by Jim Sturgess) wears a hoodie to cover a heart shaped birth mark on his face. He is a likeable character who is bullied by the local thugs who hang around the estate where he lives in London, they make his life hell.
After a family tragedy he encounters the sinister Papa B (played by Joseph Mawle) who offers to miraculously remove his birthmark in return for what seems to be an easy favour.
Jamie soon learns that the debt he owes is far greater than he ever expected.
Because he now has the life that he always dreamed of, the thought of losing it all makes him desperate.
This is the latest film from British director Philip Ridley, whose previous films include: The Passion Of Darkly Noon and The Reflecting Skin.
Jim Sturgess does a great job of the lead role, but is in danger of being overshadowed by cameo star turns from Eddie Marsan as “Weapons Man” and Seenit favourite Noel Clarke as A.J.
Not maybe a film for the casual viewer, but if you want an intelligent scary thriller/horror film you could do worse than give this a try.
Heartless is available on DVD & Blu Ray from the Seenit store.