Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Alléluia

Year: 2014
Country: BELGIUM, FRANCE
Run Time: 95 minutes

Alléluia
Alléluia
Alléluia

After a night of heavy drinking, Michel and Gloria share a heated, passionate rendezvous as Gloria’s young daughter sleeps across the hall. The next morning, Michel has become a part of their life, announcing to the daughter just how “sexy” her mother is. It’s not long before Gloria, in heat, ditches her daughter and runs off with Michel before becoming involved in his elaborate con schemes. Unfortunately, Gloria can’t handle Michel’s constant womanizing and, in a fiery moment of jealousy, she murders Michel’s latest lover. Surprisingly, the effects of the crime are lost on her as she laughs it off seconds later. Thus begins a maniacal spree of violence that results in the gory demise of many of Michel’s female targets. Belgian auteur Fabrice Du Welz’s ALLÉLUIA is his take on the now legendary Lonely Hearts Killers, real-life serial killers from the 1940s, and he elevates their story to heart-pounding psychological horror through stunningly refined cinematic grace. This film will make you think twice about having a one-night stand. (In French with subtitles) – C.P.

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Director
Fabrice Du Welz

Fabrice Du Welz, born in 1972 in Belgium, studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Liège and INSAS in Brussels. His numerous features and shorts have achieved worldwide recognition from film festivals in Venice, Cannes, and countless others.

Filmography
Calvaire (2004), Vinyan (2008), Colt 45 (2014), ALLÉLUIA (2014)

Producers
Vincent Tavier, Clément Miserez, Matthieu Warter

Screenwriting
Fabrice Du Welz

Cinematography
Manuel Dacosse

Editing
Anne-Laure Guégan

Principal Cast
Laurent Lucas, Lola Dueñas, Stéphane Bissot, Edith Le Merdy, Anne-Marie Loop

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