Fresh from its world premiere at Sundance, The Look of Love invites you to enter the plush velvet world of Paul Raymond, the notorious porn baron and property tycoon who became known as the ‘King of Soho’. Michael Winterbottom’s stylish, energetic biography follows Raymond from the opening of his first ‘gentleman’s club’ in 1958 to his astonishing rise as the owner of many clubs and top shelf magazines. Vast wealth doesn’t necessarily bring happiness as Raymond fights the hypocrisy of British sexual mores and his own tragic failings. Steve Coogan gives one of his best performances in a film that cleverly reflects its times through a changing aesthetic and a killer soundtrack.
- Michael Winterbottom
- Imogen Poots, Stephen Fry, Anna Friel, Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Tamsin Egerton, David Walliams, Kieran O'Brien, James Lance, Peter Wight, Sarah Solemani, Vera Filatova, Chris Addison, Matthew Beard, June Smith
- 105 min
- UK, USA