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Inspired by Lawrence Durrell's collection of interrelated novels, The Alexandria Quartet, Lucas Belvaux's trilogy--the violent noir On the Run, the romantic comedy An Amazing Couple, and the melodrama After the Life, examine many of the same characters from three distinct perspectives. In On the Run, taciturn leftist revolutionary Bruno (Belvaux) escapes from prison with the help of one of his former comrades. When his partner is killed by the police, Bruno tracks down another former member of his gang, Jeanne (Catherine Frot), who is now living a quiet, respectable life as a schoolteacher, with a husband and a young son. Bruno is determined to get revenge on the powerful man who betrayed his revolution. Jeanne doesn't want to live in the past. She offers Bruno enough help to get rid of him. Trying to trap his prey, Bruno follows a drug dealer who works for the man. He meets Agnes (Dominique Blanc), a junkie who happens to be the wife of the cop, Pascal (Gilbert Melki) who's hunting Bruno. Bruno ends up helping Agnes avoid the police and cop a fix. In return, she takes him to the vacation home of her co-worker, Cecile (Ornella Muti), where he hides out. But when his plans for revenge go horribly awry, Bruno turns to Jeanne again, and she has to weigh her family's safety against her allegiance to her old friend. While On the Run focuses on Bruno and Jeanne, An Amazing Couple is centered on the paranoid Cecile, who hires Pascal to watch her husband, while After the Life deals with the damaged marriage of Agnes and Pascal. The trilogy was shown at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

  • Release date:January 30, 2004


Catherine Frot
as Jeanne Rivet
Lucas Belvaux
as Bruno Le Roux
Dominique Blanc
as Agnes Manise
Patrick Deschamps
as Jaquillat
Patrick Descamps
as Jacquillat
Gilbert Melki
as Pascal Manise
Alexis Tomassian
as Banane
Eric Vassard
as henchman
Elie Belvaux
as Jean's son
Jean-Henri Roger
as the neighbour
Olivier Darimont
as Francis
Thomas Badek
as bodyguard
Ornella Muti
as Cecile Costes
Christine Henkart
as Madame Guiot


Lucas Belvaux
Patrick Sobelman
Diana Elbaum
Lucas Belvaux
Pierre Millon
Pierre Milon
Riccardo del Fra
Composer (Music Score)
Ludo Troch
Frederique Belvaux
Production Designer
Frederique Belvaux
Art Director
Arlette Zylberberg
Associate Producer
Diana Elbaum
Executive Producer
Valerie Valero
Set Designer
Cecile Cotten
Costume Designer
Jooyun Gonnet
Costume Designer
Pierre Martens
Sound/Sound Designer
Marie Guesnier
Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques-Olivier Molon
Special Effects
Christophe Marillier
First Assistant Director
Dominique Heinry
First Assistant Director
Yvon Rouve
First Assistant Director
Pascal Bonnet
Production Manager
Gerda Diddens
Renee Falson
Script Supervisor
Sophie Vermersch
Post Production Supervisor
Eric Vassard
Unit Production Manager
Elie Ferszt
Unit Production Manager
Gerard Rousseau
Re-Recording Mixer
Thomas Francois
Unit Production Manager
Dirk Lauwereins
Digital Effects
Riccardo del Fra
Musical Performer
Pierre Huot
Post Production Supervisor
Beatrice Wick
Sound Editor
Sylvia Carissoli
Key Make-up
Christian Monheim