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The Moon in the Gutter Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Filmmaker [[Performer~P81239~Jean-Jacques Beineix~jeanjacquesbeineix]] followed up the surprise international success of his first feature, [[Feature~V14036~Diva~diva]], with this stylish but downbeat drama. Gerard ([[Performer~P87517~Gerard Depardieu~gérarddepardieu]]) is a dock worker who becomes an emotional wreck following the rape and suicide of his sister. As his relationships with his girlfriend Bella ([[Performer~P156~Victoria Abril~victoriaabril]]), his drunken brother, and his depressive father begin to decay, Gerard becomes obsessed with finding the man who attacked his sister and spends most of his nights lurking about the scene of the crime. In time, Gerard makes the acquaintance of Loretta ([[Performer~P38430~Nastassja Kinski~nastassjakinski]]), who cruises by the waterfront every evening in a red sports car. Desperate to pull himself out of his emotional doldrums, Gerard becomes involved with Loretta. Bella, however, is not at all happy about this, and she convinces a pair of strong-arm men to teach him a lesson. Gerard must now decide if he wants to be with Loretta or Bella, just as he's discovered evidence that may reveal who raped his sister. La Lune Dans Le Caniveau received uneven reviews on its initial release and won a French Cesar Award for its production design. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Hilton McConnico Best Production Design 1983 Winner

Crew

Jean-Jacques Beineix
Director
Lise Fayolles
Producer
David Goodis
Book Author
Jean-Jacques Beineix
Screenwriter
Olivier Mergault
Screenwriter
Philippe Rousselot
Cinematographer
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Yves Deschamps
Editor
Sandro dell'Orco
Editor
Monique Prim
Editor
Angelo Santucci
Production Designer
Hilton McConnico
Production Designer
Sandro dell'Orco
Production Designer
Bernard Vezat
Production Designer
Hilton McConnico
Set Designer
Claire Fraisse
Costume Designer
Pierre Gamet
Sound/Sound Designer
Dominique Brenguier
Camera Operator
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