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Alléluia (2014)

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Fervidly dark lovesick horror inspired by the real-life criminal duo, the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Director:

Fabrice du Welz

Writers:

Fabrice du Welz (scenario), Vincent Tavier (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lola Dueñas ... Gloria
Laurent Lucas ... Michel Bellmer
Héléna Noguerra ... Solange
Édith Le Merdy Édith Le Merdy ... Marguerite
Anne-Marie Loop Anne-Marie Loop ... Gabriella
Pili Groyne Pili Groyne ... Eve
Stéphane Bissot ... Madeleine
Sorenza Mollica Sorenza Mollica ... Monique
David Murgia ... Père Luis
Lara Persain Lara Persain ... Voix chanteuse / Caissière cinéma (voice)
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Le réceptionniste (scenes deleted)
Philippe Résimont Philippe Résimont ... Homme Fritkot (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Michel, a murderous womanizer, meets introverted Gloria online and treats her to a whirlwind one-night-stand. Offering herself as an accomplice in his seductive crimes, the unhinged lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy, and passionate forays into the dark arts. This smart and gory shocker breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion. Written by Doppelgänger Releasing

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

12 November 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Alleluia See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,896,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121, 31 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,001, 9 August 2015
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on the story of Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck aka The Lonely Hearts Killers which allegedly killed 20 women between 1947 and 1949 in the USA. See more »

Connections

References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria (Ellens dritter Gesang) D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6
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Music by Franz Schubert
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Bonnie and Clyde in the Hall of Mirrors
7 March 2017 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Fabrice du Welz's film 'Alleluia' could be described as a hybrid true-story/horror/comedy film, and you don't get many of those. A lonely woman hooks up with a con-man: in theory, they'll make their fortune together, but his business is the seduction of his victims (indeed, that was how he met his partner) but she is pathologically jealous of each of their supposed marks. Cue some brutal scenes, and some quite imaginative, effective and genuinely portrayals of what it is like both inside and outside of her head. As for him, he shrugs his shoulders each time a con-trick ends in an unwanted early bloodbath, and moves onto the next target. It's clever, but the protagonists are so crazed, and so devoid of anything resembling a conventional moral compass, that it's hard to feel too sympathetic or involved. But the disastrous duo are at least fresh on our screens, like Bonnie and Clyde in the hall of mirrors.


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