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The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)

The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War, as an explorer in Mormon Utah, and as a writer in Belgium during the rise ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Albert Kitzl ... Gumber Flint
Jordi Mollà ... Jan Palmerion (as Jordi Molla)
Drew Mulligan Drew Mulligan ... Martino Knockavelli
Ornella Muti ... Mathilde Figura
Ronald Pickup ... M. Moitessier
Nilo Zimmerman Nilo Zimmerman ... Pip (as Nilo Mur)
Franka Potente ... Trixie Boudain
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The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War, as an explorer in Mormon Utah, and as a writer in Belgium during the rise of fascism. Packed with stylistic flourishes, it's a dense, comic study of 20th century history, revolving around the contents of one man's suitcases. Written by Anonymous

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18 July 2003 (Spain) See more »

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As Maletas de Tulse Luper - Parte I: A História de Moab See more »

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Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€36,124 (Italy), 25 January 2004, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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Pants-wettingly thrilling
12 June 2004 | by herzgewaechseSee all my reviews

This film is the nth Wonder of the World. It's just so unashamedly full of details, pictures in pictures, special effects, not so special effects, special and unspecial characters, kids, lists of lists, colors, sets, music that puts other, more franchise-y trilogies such as Matrix and Lord of the Rings to shame, plot, plot, plot, perspectives and fiery dialogue about America, Europe, war, sex, friendship, family, torture, dentistry,... It's nominally about stuff like imprisonment and 20th century history, but it's really all about the limits of film and the artist's ability to satirize his own extremism. And the tracking-shots are just stupid, in a good way. And it's completely insane. And so funny I was shaking and bit my chewing gum in half. It never stops. I think P.G. ran out of money --- the sequel wasn't too great --- which is a shame, he's been planning this for years. Anyway, I believe I enjoyed this film. And hey: I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Braveheart too.


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