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The Acapulco rock

A Feature film by Laurent Tuel

Produced by La Vie est Belle

Release in France : 24/04/1996

    Synopsis

    Sandrine dreams of becoming a singer in Paris. At the moment, she works in a cut-price clothes shop and lives in a crummy hotel, watched over attentively by Ahmed, the night porter. She meets Gerald, an ex-boyfriend of her brother. Gerald persuades her to move in with him. An impossible love affair begins. Gérald manipulates Sandrine in order to live out his fantasies through her. He initiates her into prostitution, brings her to the clients and waits for her. Sandrine secretly takes up again with Ahmed, who loves her. Gérald can tell she is slipping away from him and gradually loses his cool. One night he sneaks into the home of one of their clients...

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "We're hooked on "The Acapulco Rock". A real-fake couple, sex and love in a free, cutting film by Laurent Tuel. (...) You could call it "Cassavetes meets "The Night of the Living Dead". (...) In this debut feature, frisky as the eel under the rock, there is a freedom, crazy and disturbing like all good freedoms are..."
    (Gérard Lefort - Libération)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Antoine Desrosières, Céline Maugis, Laurent Tuel

    Director of Photography :

    Stéphane Krausz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Vila

    Production Designer :

    Betty Martin

    Screenwriter :

    Laurent Tuel

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Luc Audy

    Editor :

    Pascale Berson-Lecuyer

    Music Composers :

    Alexis Pécharman, David Korn

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Switzerland)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    24/04/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    85.862

    Visa issue date :

    25/07/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Directors' Fortnight - 1995

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1995)

    Selection

    Cinema in France