The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1 - The Moab Story (2003)

The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1 - The Moab Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Period, Experimental
Keywords episodic, prison
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
J.J. Feild Actor Tulse Luper 1 1000001
Ronald Pickup Actor Monsieur Moitessier 1 1000037
Valentina Cervi Actor Cissie Colpitts 1 1000036
Shaila Rubin Actor Lady at Dinner Party 1 1000038
Peter Greenaway Director n/a 2 2000001
Kees Kasander Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jack Wouterse Actor Van Hoyten 1 1000035
Steven MacKintosh Actor Zeloty 1 1000034
Kevin Tighe Actor Gottschalk 1 1000030
Scot Williams Actor Percy Hockmeister 1 1000031
Tom Bower Actor Sheriff Fender 1 1000032
Michele Bernier Actor Sophie van Osterhuis 1 1000033
Denis Wigman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Carlo Dusi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Alexander Mikhailov Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Klaus Volkenborn Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Peter Greenaway Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Reinier Van Brummelen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Elmer Leupen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Elisabetta Riga Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Gherardo Pagliei Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Wouter Barendrecht Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Michael J. Werner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Eva Baro Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Antoni Sole Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Yorick Van Wageningen Actor Lephrenic 1 1000029
Drew Mulligan Actor Martino Knockavelli 1 1000027
Madonna Actor n/a 1 1000009
Celia Imrie Actor n/a 1 1000008
Amanda Plummer Actor n/a 1 1000010
Isabella Rossellini Actor n/a 1 1000011
David Thewlis Actor n/a 1 1000012
Deborah Harry Actor Fastidieux 1 1000007
Richard Griffiths Actor n/a 1 1000006
Kathy Bates Actor n/a 1 1000002
Lothaire Bluteau Actor n/a 1 1000003
Dawn French Actor n/a 1 1000004
Vincent Gallo Actor n/a 1 1000005
Molly Ringwald Actor n/a 1 1000013
Victoria Abril Actor n/a 1 1000014
Franka Potente Actor n/a 1 1000022
Zoe Wanamaker Actor n/a 1 1000021
Don Johnson Actor n/a 1 1000023
Nick Moran Actor n/a 1 1000024
Richard Pask Actor Young Tulse Luper 1 1000025
Keram Malicki-Sanchez Actor n/a 1 1000020
Anson Mount Actor n/a 1 1000019
Raymond J Barry Actor n/a 1 1000015
Hugh Bonneville Actor n/a 1 1000016
Caroline Dhavernas Actor n/a 1 1000017
Jordi Mollà Actor Palmerion 1 1000018
Shaun Phillips Actor Young Martino Knockavelli 1 1000028
Synopsis
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.
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