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The Moon in the Gutter

The Moon in the Gutter

A Feature film by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Produced by Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Société Française de Production Cinématographique (SFPC)

Release in France : 18/05/1983

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Actors (17)

Production and distribution (4)

Foreign production company :

Opera Film Produzione

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In Marseilles, a woman commits suicide after she is raped in an alley. Nightly, her brother Gerard broods at the scene hoping to catch the rapist. He lives with his lover Bella whom he neglects, an alcoholic brother who lurks about, and his father who's stayed drunk since the daughter's death, ignoring work and his own companion. At a seedy bar, Gerard meets a wealthy, nihilistic hedonist and his beautiful sister. Gerard flips for her and thinks she's his ticket out of the slum. Bella warns him otherwise and also, in jealousy, sets two thugs on him. Then Gerard thinks he's found his sister's rapist. These emotional crises force Gerard to choose what's most important.

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Full credits (20)

Executive Producers :

Hubert Niogret, Lise Fayolle, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Alain Poiré, Emmanuel Schlumberger

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Olivier Mergault, Jean-Jacques Beineix

Director of Photography :

Philippe Rousselot

Sound Assistant :

Bernard Chaumeil

Camera Operator :

Dominique Brenguier

Sound editor :

Mariette Levy-Novion

Production Designer :

Claire Fraïssé

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Casting :

Dominique Besnehard

Still Photographer :

Étienne George

Assistant directors :

Inigo Lezzi, Jean-Jacques Albert, Gérard Pujolar

Author of original work :

David Goodis

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Assistant Operator :

Arnaud du Boisberranger

Editors :

Yves Deschamps, Monique Prim

Assistant Editor :

Catherine Deiller

Music Composer :

Gabriel Yared

Stunt performers :

Daniel Breton, Claude Carliez

Sound mixers :

Nara Kollery, Jean-Paul Loublier

Location manager :

Catherine Mazieres

Technical details

Feature film

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Psychological comedy

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

2 h 17 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1984)

Selection (3)

Best Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

Best Supporting Actress : Victoria Abril

Best Production Design

Cannes International Film Festival - 1983

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1983)


Official Competition


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1984)


César award for best production design