Lawless

Written by Nick Cave

The three Bondurant brothers run a bootlegging operation during the depression, up in the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia. Crooked Special Deputy Charles Rakes is after a share of the brothers’ profits. Compounding their troubles, the local competition is elbowing in on their activities. Forrest’s boisterous defiance and Cricket’s knack for moonshine production help the brothers gain a local monopoly.

When Forrest is wounded as tension with Rakes escalates, Jack, initially the timid one, must prove his worth against gangster Floyd Banner’s mob, and we see him metamorphose into a cocky exhibitionist in his attempts to woo the off-limits preacher’s daughter, Bertha.

Soundtrack composed and performed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Released 29th August 2012 (USA)
Released 10th September 2012 (UK)
Format: CD and MP3

  • Fire And Brimstone
  • Burnin’ Hell
  • Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do
  • Fire In The Blood
  • White Light/White Heat
  • Cosmonaut
  • Fire In The Blood/Snake Song
  • So You’ll Aim Toward The Sky
  • Fire In The Blood
  • Fire And Brimstone
  • Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do
  • White Light/White Heat
  • End Crawl
  • Midnight Run (Bonus Track)

“So, it was something that we discussed together.  We were like, “Do you want to do it?”  “I don’t know.  Do you want to do it?”  “Well, I’ll do it, if you do it.”  We were really looking for the next film to do.  I had written this other screenplay for him, in between, which I’d turned into a novel called The Death of Bunny Munro, and we loved that one, but we were looking to do another one that would get made.  And then, this came along.”