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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


    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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    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Foreign production company :

    Opera Film Produzione

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    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producers :

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

    Adaptation :

    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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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 17 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons - 2013

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons (Poland, 2013)


    French films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

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

    Selection (3)

    Best Production Design

    Best Supporting Actress : Victoria Abril

    Best Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

    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