Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1995
Paul Bowles: Halfmoon
Irene Von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich
Pays concerné : Maroc
Réalisateur(s) : Irene Von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich
Avec : Mohamed Belfquih, Samir Guesmi, Irene Von Alberti, Irene Von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich, Frieder Schlaich, Paul Bowles, Sondos Belhassen, Khaled Ksouri, Veronica Quilligan
Durée : 91
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

An acclaimed filmic anthology of three of author Paul Bowles’ exotic, mysterious short stories. In « Merkala Beach » two Moroccan bachelors are seduced by a femme fatale; in « Call at Corazon » honeymooners find meaning in their new marriage on a voyage along the Amazon; in « Allal » an Indian orphan boy has a transcendent relationship with a cobra.

English

An acclaimed filmic anthology of three of author Paul Bowles’ exotic, mysterious short stories. In « Merkala Beach » two Moroccan bachelors are seduced by a femme fatale; in « Call at Corazon » honeymooners find meaning in their new marriage on a voyage along the Amazon; in « Allal » an Indian orphan boy has a transcendent relationship with a cobra.

This German production is in English and Arabic with subtitles.


Editorial reviews
« …Filmed with a remarkably acute sensitivity to landscape and atmosphere… »
New York Times – Stephen Holden (01/17/1996)

« …Moody, gorgeous-looking….Graceful, insightful vignettes set in beguiling exotic locales that add up to an exquisitely wrought, sophisticated diversion… »
Los Angeles Times – Kevin Thomas (05/30/1996)

« …Ultimately, these stories are more of a trip than marijuana or beer, with no bothersome aftereffects… »
Chicago Sun-Times – Lloyd Sachs (09/13/1996)


Credits
Paul Bowles___ Erzaehler
Mohammad Belfquih ___ Actor
Sondess Belhassen___ Actor
Sam Cox___ Mann
Samir Guesmi___ Actor
Khaled Ksouri___ Idir
Veronica Quilligan___ Frau
Said Zakir___ Actor


Irene von Alberti: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Frieder Schlaich: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Roman Bunka: Score Composer
Magdolna Rokop: Editor
Margarete Rose: Editor
Volker Titte:l Cinematographer
Harald Turzer: Art Director
Volker Zeigermann: Musical Direction/Supervision, Sound/Sound Designer


DVD Release Date: 07/25/2006
Original Release: 1995

Format: DVD, Widescreen, Subtitles, Closed Captioned
Languages: English, Arabic
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish
Actor: Samir Guesmi
Manufacturer/Studio: Facets
2 Disc Set – Wide Screen / Bonus CD / Subtitled
DVD, Features
Exclusive documentary « Paul Bowles: Creating a Legend » (45 Mins.); Production documentary; Audio extras: Paul Bowles’ music (70 Mins.)/Paul Bowles reads: « The Story of Lachen and Idir » (30 Mins.); Theatrical trailer