Jun 032015
 




alleluia

Indiewire have shared a new, lengthier trailer for Fabrice Du Welz’ (Calvaire, Vinyan) insane new horror, Alleluia. It is much like the festival trailer released last year, but there is also a small amount of disturbing new footage to see, and it will lodge itself in your memory, I guarantee it.

There is an issue with the sound, and all the speaking doesn’t seem to be working, but thankfully as the film is in French, there are subtitles anyway, we just don’t get to hear the screams, which is probably just as well.

“Alleluia” stars Lola Duenas as a lonely single mother and Laurent Lucas as a small-time gigolo who meet through a dating website and embark into a destructive and deadly passion. Laurent Lucas also stars.Penned by Du Welz and Vincent Tavier, the movie is freely inspired by the story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez which made headlines in the U.S. in the late 40?s.

The film is directed by Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz.

Synopsis:

Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter 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 daughter and pretends to be Michel’s sister so that he can continue his “widow” scams.

But jealousy drives Gloria crazy, and she eventually kills Marguerite, one of the widows. Michel is in shock, but the two lovers remain tied to each other by some powerful link. They will keep going on their sordid path. Beyond the morbid pact that unites them, Michel finds in Gloria a sort of mother figure he has always been deprived of; for Gloria, Michel is the incarnation of absolute love in a life she thought was over.

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 swindling small-time gigolo will fall into a deadly tragedy.

 

 

alleluia

Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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