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Alleluia

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Overview

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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

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

BOYD VON HOEIJ

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Sends its audience down a rabbit hole of obsession...enthralling."

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

Official Selection - 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Directors' Fortnight

Official Selection - 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection - 2014 AFI Film Festival

Cast & Crew
  • 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
  • Director : Fabrice Du Welz
  • Screenplay : Fabrice Du Welz, Vincent Tavier (co-writer), Roman Protat (adaptation/dialogue)
  • Producer : Vincent Tavier, Clément Miserez, Matthieu Warter
  • Co-Producer : Bart Van Langendonck, Fabrice Du Welz
  • Director of Photography : Manuel Dacosse
  • Editor : Anne-Laure Guégan
  • Art Direction : Manu de Meulemeester
  • Music : Vincent Cahay
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2014
  • Release Date : 07/17/2015
  • Countries of Production : France
  • Languages : French
  • Running Time : 95 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2:35:1
  • Sound : Dolby
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
07/17/2015
Pasadena
CA
07/17/2015
Chicago
IL
07/24/2015
Austin
TX
07/24/2015
Wilmington
DE
07/31/2015
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Storyboard Gallery

“Shooting Alleluia” Featurette

Theatrical Trailer