Relative strife over moonshine

A BROTHERHOOD of American mobsters is successfully operating a bootleg liquor business in the heart of the Virginian mountains, in the new movie, Lawless.

The film focuses on the three Bondurant brothers, who operate a whiskey enterprise from their country town during the Great Depression.

They think they are indestructible.

The oldest brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) believes he is so invincible that he thinks he had walked "millions of miles" in the snow with an injury.

He is violent, insensitive and has a weakness for knitwear.

The middle brother Howard (James Clarke) is a reckless hillbilly brute.

And, the youngest brother Jack (Shia LaBeouf), quick-witted and anxious, struggles to follow in the footsteps of his older brothers.

He tries so desperately to prove himself and find his place in the brotherhood legacy. Their enterprise with business partner Cricket Pate is going well until they have a run in with corrupt federal agent Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce).

Rakes and his mob of villains are determined to destroy the brothers' legacy and willing to do anything to take a share of their profits.

When the eldest brother Tom is recovering in hospital from a bout with Rakes, the younger two siblings are forced to take the law into their own hands and fight the mobsters to keep their family business alive.

Lawless, rated MA15+ (strong bloody violence), will be screened on Thursday, October 11.

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