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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 »

Filming Locations:

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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I hope you enjoy innovative cinema
3 October 2004 | by fidelcatstroSee all my reviews

I watched this several months ago at a local film festival, and to be honest it was not an enjoyable experience. To put it simply the film appears to be a giant experiment in multimedia, the type of thing a film studies phd student might envisage as being worthwhile. If you are fully aware of this before you watch the first film then you may possibly appreciate the work done, if you are looking for something enjoyable then I suggest you look elsewhere. The film oosed pretension, as if the mere act of experimentation could make up for a worthwhile film. If you are the type of watcher who enjoys say special affects rather than plot, or action rather than competent script work then this may be for you.

This is the first film that I have watched at a film festival in about ten years that I can honestly say the vast majority of the audience left the theatre in a state of bemused disgust. It was one of the least enjoyable film experiences I have ever had, right up there with Salo, and UFO: The Movie. Maybe if viewed in sequence with the other parts of the production it might have some worth, but i doubt it. At best it may serve as an educational tool to the many film schools out there...


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