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Release Date:
18 July 2003 (Spain) See more »
Plot:
The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A worthy exploration of multimedia See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

JJ Feild ... Tulse Luper / Floris Creps

Raymond J. Barry ... Stephan Figura

Michèle Bernier ... Sophie van Osterhaus

Valentina Cervi ... Cissie Colpitts

Caroline Dhavernas ... Passion Hockmeister

Anna Galiena ... Madame Plens

Debbie Harry ... Fastidieux

Steven Mackintosh ... Günther Zeloty
Albert Kitzl ... Gumber Flint

Jordi Mollà ... Jan Palmerion (as Jordi Molla)
Drew Mulligan ... Martino Knockavelli

Ornella Muti ... Mathilde Figura

Ronald Pickup ... M. Moitessier
Nilo Zimmerman ... Pip (as Nilo Mur)

Franka Potente ... Trixie Boudain

Isabella Rossellini ... Mme. Moitessier

Francesco Salvi ... Paul / Pierre

Nigel Terry ... Sesame Esau

Ana Torrent ... Charlotte des Arbes

Kevin Tighe ... William Gottschalk

Scot Williams ... Percy Hockmeister

Yorick van Wageningen ... Julian Lephrenic
Jack Wouterse ... Erik van Hoyten
Joan-Francesc Ainaud ... Luper Authority

Enrique Alcides ... Hans Heiner
Xavier Aliguer ... Red Fox Cadet (as Xevi Aliguer)
Iván Andrade ... Red Fox Cadet (as Ivan Andrade)
Guillermo Ayesa ... Tom Otanssen
Thomas Bodmer ... Luper Authority
Philippe Boekstal ... Luper Authority
Clare Boland ... Celan's Mother
Vincent Bonnet ... Donald

Tom Bower ... Sheriff Fender
Irina Brazgovka ... Katerina
Joan Codina ... Red Fox Cadet
András Csonka ... Casting Director Karlheinz

Michael Culkin ... Luper Authority

Joanna David ... May Jacoby

Benjamin Davies ... Hercule (as Benjamin Davis)
Josep de Font ... Red Fox Cadet

Pablo Derqui ... Luper Auditioner (as Pau Derqui)
Winston Evans ... Ivor Luper
Porgy Franssen ... Officer Harpsch
Manu Fullola ... Gopel (as Manuel Fullola)
Marlene Griffiths ... Mrs. Warren

Larisa Guzeeva ... Elisabeth
Francesco Guzzo ... Joe Maistersinger (as Salvatore Francesco Guzzo)
Lauren Hadley ... Macey Brittlestone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubén Arroyo
Miquel Bordoy
Orlando Cinque

Roberto Citran

Remo Girone

Iain Hoskins
Sally-Jo Jenkins ... Aga

Patrick Kennedy ... Joris Salmon
Ivan Labanda ... Red Fox Cadet
Joshua Light ... David
Albert López-Murtra ... Luper Auditioner (as Albert López Murtra)

Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Virgil de Selincourt

Ivan Massagué ... Luper Auditioner
Cristina Moglia

Tanya Moodie ... Guam Ravillion
Francine Morgan ... Carrie Luper
Roger Nott ... Luper Authority
Roger Padilla ... Red Fox Cadet
Richard Pask ... Young Tulse
Joan Pastor ... Red Fox Cadet
Shaun Phillips ... Young Martino
Bruno Pichot ... Luper Auditioner
Aimar Pérez Galí ... Red Fox cadet (as Aimar Pérez)
Edmon Roch ... Luper Authority
Phil Rowlands ... Luper Authority
Coast Alexander Ryen ... Cappy Luper

Ricard Sales ... Luper Auditioner
Marti Santiago ... Red Fox Cadet
Dávid Spáh ... Casting Director John

Barbara Tarbuck ... Mrs. Fender

Naim Thomas ... Hercule (as Naïm Thomas)

Oriol Vila ... Stringly

Alec Von Bargen
Amelia White ... Zelke Stokes
Adam Williams ... Celan
Leslie Woodhall ... Man in Overalls

Andrew Fitch ... Palmerion Auditionee (uncredited)
Paul Rockenbrod ... Lephrenic (uncredited)
Piero Verzello ... Corpse Prisoner (uncredited)
David Vinau ... Naked Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Greenaway 
 
Writing credits
Peter Greenaway (written by)

Produced by
Wouter Barendrecht .... executive producer
Eva Baró .... co-producer
Bob Bellion .... co-producer
Jet Christiaanse .... line producer
Jimmy de Brabant .... co-producer
Carlo Dusi .... executive producer
Victoria Goodall .... co-producer
Kees Kasander .... producer
Ragna Arny Larusdottir .... assistant line producer
Aleksandr Mikhaylov .... co-producer
Gherardo Pagliei .... co-producer
Elisabetta Riga .... co-producer
Edmon Roch .... line producer
Áron Sipos .... co-producer (as Aron Sipos)
Antoni Solé .... co-producer
Sándor Söth .... co-producer
Esther Thedinga .... assistant line producer
Klaus Volkenborn .... co-producer
Michael J. Werner .... executive producer
Juan Álvarez .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Borut Krzisnik 
Eduardo Polonio 
 
Cinematography by
Reinier van Brummelen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Elmer Leupen 
Chris Wyatt 
 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Sharon Howard-Field 
Radica Jovicic 
Peter Wooldridge 
 
Production Design by
Davide Bassan 
Billy Lelieveld 
Pirra Jesús Lorenzo 
Bettina Schmidt 
Márton Ágh 
 
Costume Design by
Andrea Flesch 
Beatrice Giannini 
Marrit van der Burgt 
 
Makeup Department
Aurélie Elich .... makeup artist
Szilvia Homolya .... makeup artist: Hungary
Sara Meerman .... key makeup artist
Joël Seiller .... assistant hair stylist
Evelyne Sittig .... assistant hair stylist
Evelyne Sittig .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hebeler Guy .... unit manager
Ragna Arny Larusdottir .... production manager
Claude Ludovicy .... production manager
Katalin Naszódi .... unit production manager: Hungary
Marta Rigau .... production manager: Spain
Sascha Schwill .... production manager: Germany
Lionel Strutt .... post-production supervisor
Jochem van Rijs .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sébastien Fernandes Tasch .... second assistant director
Gábor Gajdos .... first assistant director: Hungary
Dylan Gray .... first assistant director: Germany
Tamás Joó .... assistant director
Ángel Lafuente .... first assistant director
Stojan Petrov .... second assistant director: Germany
Julen Robles .... second assistant director
Laura Schroeder .... third assistant director
Csilla Szigeti .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pau Albin .... assistant props buyer
Béla Blazsej .... set dresser
Fiorella Cicolini .... set dresser
Dominique De Pompignan .... stand-by props
Manuel Demoulling .... prop buyer
Fabien Domange .... carpenter assistant
Rosie Ellis .... set dresser
Thomas Ferrandis .... carpenter
Queralt Antú Serrano .... calligraphy artist
Queralt Antú Serrano .... props
Seth Turner .... assistant art director
Olivier Wojcik .... scenic painter
 
Sound Department
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Csaba Erös .... boom operator: Budapest
Dani Fontrodona .... sound recordist
Max Frick .... sound editor
Urko Garai .... boom operator
Arni Gustafsson .... boom operator
Bart Jilesen .... re-recording mixer
Bart Jilesen .... supervising sound editor
János Köporosy .... sound recordist: Budapest
Ottó Oláh .... location sound mixer
Han Otten .... re-recording mixer
Han Otten .... sound designer
Han Otten .... sound effects editor
György Rajna .... utility sound: Budapest
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
 
Special Effects by
Gustavo Harry Farias .... special effects technician
Sara Meerman .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Francesco Paglia .... digital compositor
Mauro Vicentini .... digital compositor
Raymond Viveen .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ruzbeh Babol .... camera operator
László Berger .... assistant camera
Daan de Boer .... chief gaffer
Raúl Campos .... electrician
Lucía Faraig .... still photographer (as Llúcia Faraig)
Juan González Guerrero .... assistant gaffer
Graham Johnston .... first assistant camera
Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silva .... lighting technician
Laura Martínez .... grip
Alex Narváez .... electrician
José Alberto Pinto de Jesus .... electrician
Frank Restle .... crane operator
Mike Roberts .... video assist operator
Attila Szûcs .... dolly grip
Balázs Vákár .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Pep Armengol .... casting: Spain
Krassimir Ivanov .... casting assistant
Irene Roqué .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Imre Béres .... costume assistant: military supervisor
Magdalena Marczynska .... wardrobe assistant
József Varjú .... dresser: men
 
Editorial Department
Jaap Praamstra .... additional editor
Jon Thompson .... post-production consultant
Catalin Brylla .... dailies editor (wales ) (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Peter Brown .... location assistant
Guy Hebeler .... location manager
Francois Muller .... location security officer
Sébastien Peiffer .... additional location assistant
Otfried Suppin .... location assistant
 
Transportation Department
Gaby Meyers .... driver: cast
Francois Muller .... truck driver
Igor Pecirep .... driver: director
 
Other crew
Bob Bellion .... financial manager
Alexandre Brown .... facilities supervisor
Catalin Brylla .... production assistant
Pauline Burt .... risk manager
Susanne Fischer .... assistant to line producer: Italy
Zoltán A. Kerényi .... managing director: Focusfilm Kft.
Joe Kotroczo .... production office assistant
Patricia Kretschmer .... assistant to producer
Annick Lockman .... production coordinator: Luxembourg
Roberto Longobardi .... production accountant
Alba Morera .... production assistant
Elly Verduyckt .... script supervisor
Allard van der Werff .... assistant: Peter Greenaway
Heidi Philipsen .... production intern (uncredited)
 

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France:127 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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'Cissie Colpitts' is the name shared by the three main female characters in Drowning by Numbers (1988), by the same director.See more »
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References Vertical Features Remake (1978)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A worthy exploration of multimedia, 5 March 2004
Author: Afracious from England

The Moab Story is a fascinating cinematic experiment - it really is an encyclopedic CD-ROM-like film - it reminded me of The Pillow Book and A TV Dante in its presentation. The screen is predominantly busy with informative movement. I watched the film on DVD and the text on screen is small, but I was constantly zooming in on the picture to read it so it wasn't a problem. But the viewing would be enhanced watching it on as large a screen as possible, but having said that it is appropriate for DVD with its interactivity. The project as a whole begs for interactivity with the individual user.

The film begins with showing us actors auditioning for roles, which is also used later. Tulse is a young boy with his friend Martino Knockavelli in the back yard of his house in Newport, Wales. A red brick wall collapses on Tulse and then we progress through history, with war footage in the background. Tulse travels to Moab where he is abused and jailed, and then later travels to Antwerp and faces the sinister Red Fox fascists. Throughout the film a small box with the head of a talking expert inside appears (like A TV Dante) describing the background of what is happening. Characters are noted on screen with name and number when they appear. It was fun reading all of Luper's Lost Films that scrolled down the screen, as well as seeing the other suitcases (suitcases 1 - 21 are featured in this film). It was good to see former Greenaway films - Vertical Features Remake, Water Wrackets, A Zed & Two Noughts, and The Belly of an Architect - referenced and appear. Greenaway is really experimenting here with image and sound, using repetitive sound at times giving an echoing effect. He plays with connecting numbers to draw shapes on screen when Percy strikes Tulse. Sometimes the screenplay is shown on screen after the characters have said it. The cinematography by Reinier Van Brummelen is good. The music by Borut Krzisnik is superb and feels appropriate. In the acting stakes Caroline Dhavernas is the stand out, and J.J. Feild does a capable job as Tulse. It's a film that (like all Greenaway films) needs to be watched several times. I look forward to seeing Vaux to the Sea.

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