The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3 - From Sark to the Finish (2002)

The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3 - From Sark to the Finish
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 48mins.
Genres Drama, Period, Experimental
Keywords prison
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jimmy De Brabant Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Aron Sipos Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Antoni Sole Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Eva Baro Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Wouter Barendrecht Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Michael J. Werner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Gherardo Pagliei Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Alexander Mikhaylov Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Chris Wyatt Editor n/a 172 7000002
Borut Krzisnik Music n/a 120781 8000001
Elmer Leupen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Reinier Van Brummelen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sandor Söth Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Carlo Dusi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Kees Kasander Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nigel Terry Actor Sesame Esau 1 1000006
Raymond J Barry Actor Stephen Figura 1 1000007
Jack Wouterse Actor Erik van Hoyten 1 1000005
Caroline Dhavernas Actor Passion Hockmeister 1 1000004
Valentina Cervi Actor Cissie Colpitts 1 1000002
Drew Mulligan Actor Martino Knockavelli 1 1000003
Deborah Harry Actor Fastidieux 1 1000008
Steven MacKintosh Actor Gunther Zeloty 1 1000009
Yorick Van Wageningen Actor Julian Lephrenic 1 1000013
Peter Greenaway Director n/a 2 2000001
Scot Williams Actor Percy Hockmeister 1 1000012
Kevin Tighe Actor William Gottschalk 1 1000011
Jordi Mollà Actor Jan Palmerion 1 1000010
J.J. Feild Actor Tulse Luper 1 1000001
An epic tale, covering more than sixty years, from 1928 when the existence of Uranium was first considered, to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and the end of the Cold War in 1989. Tulse Luper, a writer and a project-maker, is caught up in a life of prisons. There are a total of sixteen prisons in the story starting in South Wales, when Luper is ten years old, locked up for three hours by his father in a coalhouse for running the gauntlet of a series of backyard gardens to sign his name on a crumbling brick wall that collapses. Twelve years later in 1938 in Moab, Utah, Luper is arrested through his contact with an American-German family about to travel to Europe to engage exploitatively in the Second World War. Four members of this family, deeply fascinated with Luper, will act as his jailers, with others interested in uranium, around Europe for the next ten years. In the Cold War, years he is imprisoned in Moscow and Siberia, before appearing in Hong Kong and Kyoto. In the 1980s Luper was apparently sighted in Beijing and in Shanghai. He was last seen in a Manchurian desert. Luper learns to use his prison time, writing on the prisons walls, inventing projects in literature, theatre, film and painting, and engaging with his jailers in all manner of plots, schemes and adventures. Because of their responsibilities, jailers are as much prisoners of their prisoners as they are freemen, and this connection of jailer and prisoner permeates this project and provides a great deal of its drama. As Luper's reputation as a writer and project-maker grows in Europe and America, so his person becomes more fictional. A large 'Luper' Symposium and Exhibition is held in the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Many Luper lecturers offer their theories and propositions on the various stages of Luper's life. The central exhibit of the conference and exhibition is a collection of 92 suitcases - 92 appropriately being the atomic number of Uranium - suitcases that Luper had supposedly been associated with in his travels and prisons. Over the years, the suitcases come to light all over the world.