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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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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 ...
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Jacques Herlin
Guido Alberti ...
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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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After completing the director's cut of Betty Blue (1986), Jean-Jacques Beineix approached Gaumont with a request that he do the same thing for The Moon in the Gutter (1983). The studio however informed Beineix that all the unused scenes from the film had been destroyed. Beineix has said that the original cut of the film was 4 hours long. See more »

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pretty pointless
2 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When I read the jacket on the videotape, it sounded like an interesting story. A guy's sister is raped and he can't get over it and continues looking for her assailant. However, that really isn't what the movie was about. While it is true she is raped and he talks about finding her attacker, so much of the movie just seems banal and pointless. Along the way, we are shown a variety of naked women and images that MIGHT be true (or a dream or who knows),...but none of it really adds up to anything. While some might find it surreal and artsy, I just found it boring and a real drag. It's a shame, too, as the movie stars Gerard Depardieu--his talents are pretty much wasted, as anyone could have sleep-walked through the movie as they had his character do.


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