LAWLESS / outlaw is a gangster-movie in which director John Hillcoat well-known public offering a slice of the tumultuous history of American transgressions. The film is the true story of the famous villains Bondurant: three brothers who smuggle liquor and try their luck at the American dream in Virginia, in the era of Prohibition. The film, which is based on Matt Bondurant’s fictionalized account of his family, is starring star players of the younger generation – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, and enjoying the presence of names such as Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. A fascinating story about crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, LAWLESS / outlaw complements the panoply of gangster movies.
In the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia, Bondurant brothers are some notorious characters. The largest of these, Howard (Jason Clarke), managed to survive World War I, but returned home completely shattered by experiences on the front. His brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) was on the brink of losing their lives to the Spanish flu after the disease has killed merciless parents. He managed to overcome the force silent disease and visceral and fierce invincibility that came to define him. Jack (Shia LaBeouf), the youngest, is impressionable, sensitive, intelligent. The three living hard times but the spirit of entrepreneurs and managed to put up a thriving business, manufacturing liquor illegally. But it seems that the days of smuggling liquor from Franklin ţinutulul are almost over when a new sheriff in town arrives, Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce), who came all the way from Chicago. The law made it is lethal and corrupt and will jeopardize everything they Resita Bondurant brothers build and everything they represent. But while the world gives under pressure from Rakes, the three brothers are not ready to surrender.
As the family gathers his powers to fight Rakes, the fraternal dynamic changes. Once mature, the ambitions and attempts by Jack affect the balance of power between the three. Dreaming of expensive suits, powerful cars and beautiful women, Jack devises smuggling own business, together with his friend Cricket (Dane DeHaan) which helps to build the still larger and stronger, despite opposition Forrest. Jack begins to have increasingly more successful, selling their goods Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman), a gangster who he idolizes. The lives of the three brothers are about to change radically with the advent of Maggie (Jessica Chastain), who hides a secret and which captures the attention caution Forrest, and pious Bertha (Mia Wasikowska), who slowly reached into his arms Jack.
Soon, Jack gets sloppy, and the consequences will lead to a series of events that will question the loyalty of three brothers, also endangering their lives. Determined to fight for what belongs to them, Bondurant brothers go out to battle armed and corrupt forces of the law in a showdown that will determine who rules the land with the highest traffic beverage in the world.