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by Fabrice du Welz


Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her two children and started a new life far away from men and from the rest of the world. Impelled by her friend, Madeleine, she agrees to meet Michel through a dating site. The first time they see each other, there is a spark. Michel, the small-time crook (profession: gigolo), is thrilled and Gloria falls deeply in love. Out of fear, Michel runs away, but Gloria comes to find him and makes him promise never to leave her again. She is ready to do anything to salvage this love. She abandons her children and pretends to be Michel’s sister, so that he can continue his “widow” scams...

Alleluia is the free adaptation of a news item that shook the United States from 1947 to 1949; the story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, or how a young nurse and a swindler, small-time gigolo, will fall into a deadly tragedy.

original title: Alleluia
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) International - Groupe M6
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Fabrice du Welz
film run: 95'
release date: BE 12/11/2014, FR 26/11/2014
screenplay: Fabrice du Welz, Vincent Tavier
cast: Laurent Lucas, Lola Dueñas, Héléna Noguerra, David Murgia, Stéphane Bissot, Renaud Rutten, Philippe Résimont
cinematography by: Manu Dacosse
film editing: Anne-Laure Guégan
art director: Manu de Meulemeester
costumes designer: Christophe Pidré, Florence Scholtes
producer: Clément Miserez, Vincent Tavier, Matthieu Warter
co-producer: Mathieu Bardou, Bart Van Langendonck
production: Panique, One Eyed, Savage Film, Radar Films
backing: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallimage, VAF, BE TV, Canal +
distributor: SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) Films, O'Brother Distribution, Carlotta Films


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2014 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Brussels Film Festival 2015 

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