Alleluia

Alleluia

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Alleluia

About the Film

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 the one-night stand, but his latest victim has other plans. Basking in the rush of new love, she frantically pursues him, witnessing the true depths of his depravity and offering herself as an accomplice in his seductive crimes. Having truly met their match in each other, 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.


Director: Fabrice Du Welz

Reactions

“Two rock-solid performances, gritty cinematography and an impressive mise-en-scene make for a great movie.” - Boyd von Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

“A gripping and poetic study of toxic co-dependency” - Robert Everett-Gordon, Globe & Mail

“Sends its audience down a rabbit hole of obsession...enthralling. Shocking. Once Alleluia grabs you, it doesn’t let go.” - Ryan Turek, Shock Till You Drop

“A fire-charged thriller that spins a disturbing web of madness, jealousy, sex and murder." - Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Twitch

Festivals & Awards

  • Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2014 - Directors' Fortnight 
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2014 - Vanguard Selection
  • Winner! Fantastic Features Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor - Fantastic Fest 2014
  • Winner! Grand Jury Prize - Nashville Film Festival 2015

Cast & Crew

Cast

Michel: Laurent Lucas
Gloria:
Lola Dueñas
Madeleine:
Stéphane Bissot
Marguerite:
Edith Le Merdy
Gabriella:
Anne-Marie Loop
Solange:
Helena Noguerra
Eve:
Pili Groyne
Père Luis:
David Murgia

Crew

Director: Fabrice Du Welz
Writers:
Fabrice Du Welz, Vincent Tavier (co-writer), Roman Protat (adaptation/dialogue)
Producers:
Vincent Tavier, Clément Miserez, Matthieu Warter
Co-Producers:
Bart Van Langendonck, Fabrice Du Welz
Director of Photography:
Manuel Dacosse
Film Editor:
Anne-Laure Guégan
Art Direction:
Manu de Meulemeester

Technical Info

Production Year: 2014
Countries of Production: Belgium, France
Languages: French
Running Time: 1h 35m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Color: Yes

Theaters

New York
New York
7/17/15
Pasadena
California
7/17/15
Chicago
Illinois
7/24/15
Austin
Texas
7/24/15
Wilmington
Delaware
7/31/15

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Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2014 - Directors' Fortnight 
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2014 - Vanguard Selection
  • Winner! Fantastic Features Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor - Fantastic Fest 2014
  • Winner! Grand Jury Prize - Nashville Film Festival 2015

Reactions

“Two rock-solid performances, gritty cinematography and an impressive mise-en-scene make for a great movie.” - Boyd von Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

“A gripping and poetic study of toxic co-dependency” - Robert Everett-Gordon, Globe & Mail

“Sends its audience down a rabbit hole of obsession...enthralling. Shocking. Once Alleluia grabs you, it doesn’t let go.” - Ryan Turek, Shock Till You Drop

“A fire-charged thriller that spins a disturbing web of madness, jealousy, sex and murder." - Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Twitch

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