With the back drop of global financial uncertainty it is obvious from the start that this film is all about money. Set over a few days in which the Greek debt crisis was causing uncertainty in the Euro, Life without Principle focuses on three different characters that are affected by the economic climate. A bank worker, a gangster and a detective all living in Hong Kong are the three character strands all of which overlap at various points.
You may never eat fried chicken again after watching William Friedkin’s opening film of the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The tone of the film is set straight away as we open on a disgusting looking trailer park in the pouring rain, a desperate and angry man hammers on a trailer to eventually be met by Gina Gershon naked from the waist down. This is a darkly funny film that can be shocking in parts, sad in others and everything feels dirty.