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Alleluia Exclusive Clip: A Warped Devotion is Born

17 July 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Fabrice du Welz, the Belgian filmmaker behind the captivating Calvaire and Vinyan returns this month with Alleluia. Loosely based on the exploits of the Lonely Hearts Killers, du Welz’s mystic, morbid love story is an incredible, mad portrait of devotion and murder. Shock Till You Drop presents an exclusive clip from the stunner, an intimate moment in which a…

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- Samuel Zimmerman

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Very Physical, Very Sensual: An Interview with Fabrice Du Welz

17 July 2015 4:24 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Alleluia, Fabrice Du Welz's sensual, brutal version of the "lonely hearts killers"—made into a 1969 film by Leonard Kastle, The Honeymoon Killers, and Arturo Ripstein's 1996 Deep Crimson—was a highlight of the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes last year, and is now getting a Us theatrical release through Music Box Films' Doppelgänger Releasing arm. Shot close in intimate 16mm, the film juggles tones deftly to capture the loneliness, desire, horror, humor, and absurdity in an amour fou between two single sociopaths who find in each other an intense, primal attraction. But both persons are so distorted, and the love between them thereby turning so distorted, that it leads not to the greatest, strangest love affair—though you could call it that, I suppose—but the most perverse: the man sets up a scheme to seduce and rob women, and his lover, quickly beset by manic jealousy, ends up killing them. »

- Daniel Kasman

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Review: Alleluia, The Horrifying Twist Of A True Story

16 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The madness and obsession of love is a recurring theme in Fabrice de Welz's first two films Calvaire and Vinyan, and his latest, Alleluia, continues this trend. Taking on the infamous tale of the Honeymoon Killers (an American couple who conned and murdered several older women in the mid-20th century), with stellar performances by Laurent Lucas and especially Lola Dueñas, Alleluia is a fire-charged thriller than spins a disturbing and all-too-believable web of such madness, jealousy, sex and murder.Gloria (Dueñas) is a lonely single mother working at a hospital somewhere in Belgium. A friend signs her up for a singles website, and Gloria arranges a date with Michel (Lucas), a shoe salesman. But Michel is a also a con artist who bilks lonely women of their...

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Video Interview: Fabrice Du Welz – Alleluia

16 July 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We sat with Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, where his latest feature, Alleluia, played in the Vanguard line-up (it premiered earlier that year in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, where we initially caught the film). The second part of his Ardennes trilogy, which began with his excellent 2004 debut, Calvaire, du Welz sat with us to dish about his projects, including the truncated Us release of his 2008 film Vinyan, and the incredible difficulties he experienced on the set of Colt 45, another 2014 title yet to be released stateside.

Alleluia is a perverse examination of familiar material, a reimagining of the famed Honeymoon Killers we’ve seen depicted in various features from the past several decades. Reuniting Du Welz with his Calvaire star Laurent Lucas, he gets a remarkable performance from Spanish actress Lola Duenas in a film that’s fun, violent, and impressively styled. In our interview, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Alleluia: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Fabrice du Welz's Acclaimed Shocker

13 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Fabrice du Welz's Cannes selected shocker hits Us screens - both in limited theatrical release and on VOD - from Doppelganger Releasing on the 17th, and we're pleased to offer up an exclusive clip from the film here at Twitch.Based on notorious real-life "lonely hearts killers" who make victims of their romantic liaisons, Alleluia is a dark and fascinating love-story-gone-wrong from Belgian horror maverick Fabrice du Welz. Michel (Laurent Lucas, With a Friend Like Harry and Calvaire) is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees.  When he meets introverted single mom Gloria (Lola Dueñas, Volver and I'm So Excited!) online and treats her to an electrifying first date, she's left completely smitten. Michel tries to swindle what he can out of...

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Alleluia | Review

13 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In the Mood For Love: Du Welz Returns With Gloriously Dark Rendering of Insatiable Passion

His first film since 2008’s underappreciated Vinyan, Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz debuts the second installment in his proposed Ardennes trilogy, Alleluia. His 2004 directorial debut, Calvaire (aka The Ordeal) depicted a rather hellacious account of a singer whose car breaks down in the middle of the woods, stranding him in the midst of a very strange and terrifying rural community. Here, Du Welz bases his latest madness on the true account of serial killing couple Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, a case that famously inspired the 1969 film The Honeymoon Killers and 1996’s Deep Crimson, amongst others. But Du Welz hardly unveils a simple account of unhinged, obsessive love. His is a demonic hymnal of passion, a darkly droll exercise in the delusory notion of love as an unhealthy obsession told with aggressive flourish. But »

- Nicholas Bell

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Review: The Bizarro Narrative Of 'Alleluia' Works Best Late At Night

5 June 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival. Back in 2011, The Playlist ran a Halloween-inspired feature on must-see foreign language horror films. This writer fought hard for the inclusion of “Calvaire (The Ordeal)” from burgeoning Belgian genre filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz. The film achieved a very specific kind of notoriety in being lumped in with the New French Extremity, a term coined by Artforum critic James Quandt. He used the name as a pejorative to describe what appeared to be a new wave of highly transgressive works by French directors — Gaspar Noé, Alexandre Aja, and Catherine Breillat, to name only a few — starting in the late '90s and bleeding profusely into the aughts. Despite not being French, Du Welz made the team, so to speak, and “Calvaire” officially put the then 31-year-old stalwart genre aficionado on the map for fans of a certain kind of upsetting and, »

- Erik McClanahan

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Fabrice du Welz's Alleluia Hits Us Screens July 17th, Check Out The New Trailer

3 June 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz delivered one of the most acclaimed films of 2014 with his Alleluia - a selection of the Cannes Film Festival and multiple award winner at Fantastic Fest - and Us audiences eager to check it out for themselves don't ahve long to wait with Doppelganger releasing announcing that they'll be launching the film on a limited theatrical run and across VOD platforms on July 17th.Michel (Laurent Lucas, With a Friend Like Harry and Calvaire) is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees. When he meets introverted single mom Gloria (Lola Dueñas, Volver and I'm So Excited!) online and treats her to an electrifying first date, she's left completely smitten. Michel tries...

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Official Trailer, Release: Alleluia, A Warped Love Story

3 June 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Fabrice du Welz (CalvaireVinyan) returns with his best work yet: Alleluia. Loosely based on the Lonely Hearts Killers, this warped, horror romance is a mad depiction of psychotic and psychosexual devotion. It is one of the summer’s must-sees.  Out July 17th in NY & La, as well as on VOD and iTunes from Music Box’s…

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Watch: Love and Horror Are a Perfect Match in Exclusive Trailer for 'Alleluia'

3 June 2015 6:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Music Box Acquires Belgian Online Dating Horror Flick 'Alleluia' The "lonely hearts killer" is a staple of urban legends and horror stories, but what happens when the intended victim is so in love with the killer that she joins in on the crimes? That's precisely the question Belgian director Fabrice du Welz ("Calvaire," "Vinyan") attempts to answer with his new film, "Alleluia." In the above trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, the origins of the dark, obsessive love affair between a killer and his almost-victim are explored. The film was a popular entry on last year's festival circuit. In addition to screening as an official selection in the Director's Fortnight at 2014 Cannes Film Festival, "Alleluia" also played the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress at Fantastic Fest 2014. Laurent Lucas ("With a Friend Like Harry," "Calvaire") and Lola »

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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2016: #3. Fabrice du Welz’s Message From the King

16 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Message From the King

Director: Fabrice du Welz // Writers: Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz announced himself with a memorable debut over a decade ago with 2004’s Calvaire, a film meant to be the first chapter in his loosely related Ardennes trilogy. Fascinating, bizarre, and perhaps the most successfully strange and unnerving auteur since Lynch, du Welz’s next two features were treated to problematic releases, including 2008’s underrated Vinyan, and the 2014 debacle, Colt 45, which was yanked out of the director’s hands and released in France (it has yet to reach the Us). But 2014 also marked a strong return for du Welz with the excellent Alleluia, the second part of his Ardennes trilogy, reuniting him with star Laurent Lucas and providing Lola Duenas with one of the best roles of her career. It was announced that du Welz was also working on another feature, Children of the Gun, »

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