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The Acapulco Rock

The Acapulco Rock

A Feature film by Laurent Tuel

Produced by La Vie est Belle

Release in France : 24/04/1996


    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 (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    "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 (14)

    Executive Producers :

    Antoine Desrosières, Céline Maugis, Laurent Tuel

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Luc Audy

    Co-producer :

    Frédéric Robbes

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Vila

    Sound editors :

    Laurent Bailly, Lionel Cassan, Marie-Christine Ruh

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Le Grix

    Music Composers :

    Alexis Pécharman, David Korn, Jean-Noël Yven

    Assistant directors :

    Léonard Vindry, Dominique Delany

    Screenwriter :

    Laurent Tuel

    Director of Photography :

    Stéphane Krausz

    Editor :

    Pascale Berson-Lecuyer

    Assistant editors :

    Sophie Lacaille, Sandra Sturtzer

    Production Designer :

    Betty Martin

    Sound Mixer :

    François de Bortoli

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    France, Switzerland

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    Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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    1 h 15 min

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    Posters (1)



    Directors' Fortnight - 1995

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1995)


    Cinema in France