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The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
"La lune dans le caniveau" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 May 1983 (France)
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He is a revenge-obssessed stevedore whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. She is a wealthy, elusive woman. They try hard to get together... or do they?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gérard Delmas - un docker hanté par le suicide de sa soeur
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Loretta Channing - une fille des beaux quartiers
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Bella - la maîtresse possessive de Gérard
Bertice Reading ...
Lola
Gabriel Monnet ...
Tom
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Frank - le frère alcoolique de Gérard
Milena Vukotic ...
Frieda - une prostituée vieillissante
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...
Newton Channing - le frère à la dérive de Loretta
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Jésus
Anne-Marie Coffinet ...
Dora
Jacques Herlin
Guido Alberti ...
Le gardien de la cathédrale
Katya Berger ...
Catherine (as Katia Berger)
Rosa Fumetto
Graziano Giusti
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In Marseilles, a woman commits suicide after she is raped in an alley. Nightly, her brother Gerard broods at the scene hoping to catch the rapist. He lives with his lover Bella whom he neglects, an alcoholic brother who lurks about, and his father who's stayed drunk since the daughter's death, ignoring work and his own companion. At a seedy bar, Gerard meets a wealthy, nihilistic hedonist and his beautiful sister. Gerard flips for her and thinks she's his ticket out of the slum. Bella warns him otherwise and also, in jealousy, sets two thugs on him. Then Gerard thinks he's found his sister's rapist. These emotional crises force Gerard to choose what's most important. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Bertice Reading ("Lola") spoke no French and had to learn her dialog phonetically. See more »

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Good but cut
31 August 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

It's a pity we were unable to watch the complete version of the movie, that lasts nearly 5 hours. It might give us a complete story that is too short here. Maybe one day Beineix will release it on dvd...


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