Fabrice du Welz (2014)

18 Certificate


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Real-life "Lonely Hearts Killers" Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez have inspired many films, most notably 1969's The Honeymoon Killers and Deep Crimson (1996). In the second searing opus in his Ardennes trilogy, which started with Calvaire, Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz piles on the dazzling style in a quirky update full of disturbing obsession, hypnotic eeriness and stylish voyeurism. An internet dating con artist (Laurent Lucas) meets his murderous match when he hooks up with a damaged morgue attendant (Lola Dueñas) and she falls hopelessly in love with him. Together they pose as siblings to prey on lonely women, until her intense sexual jealousy threatens their lucrative operation. This arresting chiller alternates between tension-filled, gritty drama, mordant Sweeney Todd imagery (complete with plaintive song prelude to dismemberment!) and trippy shock horror, while the two leads captivate as the besotted psychotic duo in a nightmarish odyssey that's offbeat right up to its enigmatic conclusion.


Murderous womaniser Michel meets introverted Gloria online and the two embark on a destructive relationship in which she offers to be an accomplice in his crimes. The lovers then go on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy and passionate forays into the dark arts. Belgian thriller, starring Laurent Lucas and Lola Duenas. in French and Spanish.

Cast & Crew

Michel Laurent Lucas
Gloria Lola Dueñas
Madeleine Stéphane Bissot
Marguerite Edith Le Merdy
Gabriella Anne-Marie Loop
Solange Helena Noguerra
Director Fabrice du Welz
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Other Information

Language: French, Spanish +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 22 Aug 2014