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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 ... 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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Release Date:

18 July 2003 (Spain) See more »

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

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,071
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Dolby Digital

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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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24 July 2005 | by RasputinTheMonkSee all my reviews

Peter Greenaway likes drugs and attempting to differentiate his movies from others. I've seen a few of his other movies before this one and I'm really not much of a fan. I simply don't care for his style but I still respect him somewhat as he doesn't seem to care about living up to peoples expectations. He seems to have plenty of original ideas but it seems as if he never seems to care about perfecting them and bring them out in the most cockneyest of ways. With that said this (along with the whole project) to me doesn't seem much more than a concept... most of the effects (some of which have been used by Greenaway in his previous films) aren't used to their full potential but are used well enough to prove that they can. This might not be an excellent film but it certainly isn't a bad one.


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