Tulse Luper Suitcases 1: The Moab Story

This first film in the Tulse Luper Suitcases Series deals with the adventures of Tulse Luper and his great friend Martino Knockavelli, in three locations, in Newport South Wales, in Moab Utah and in Antwerp Belgium in the two decades before the Second World War.
Tulse Luper, as a child, is locked up for several hours by his father in a coalhouse in the backyard of his house for running the gauntlet of a series of gardens to triumphantly sign his name on a crumbling brick wall that collapses around him. This coalhouse prison is Luper¹s first remembered incarceration, and will set a pattern that will see him through many jails and imprisonments throughout the rest of his long life. Whilst in this coalhouse prison Luper packs his first suitcase, the first of 92 suitcases that will be packed by him or on his behalf, in locations all over the world, that when investigated, will display and explain, elucidate and contemplate so many aspects of his life and times.

In 1938 in Moab Utah, whilst looking for lost Mormon cities in the desert, Luper is arrested and jailed on a number of charges that will presage many future characteristics of his existence and provide themes for the various adventures of the films. He is charged with trespass and voyeurism, illegal search for uranium, and consorting with a seductive child-bride. His contact with Lephrenic and the Hockmeisters, a Mormon American-German family about to travel to Europe to engage exploitatively in the Second World War, sets up relationships which will go spiralling on throughout Europe for another ten years. In Belgium, in the days leading up to the German invasion of Europe, Luper again meets the Mormon family in Antwerp at the Grand Central Railway Station Hotel, where Luper has been imprisoned for a third time, this time in a hotel bathroom, and by a new jailer, the pro-Fascist stationmaster, van Hoyten, who is seeking personal advancement in the coming new Fascist Europe.
Three prisons, coalhouse, desert jailhouse, and railway station, Newport, Moab, Antwerp, three very different prisons across the West Hemisphere, physical enough, but more importantly metaphorical, the prisons of home, the empty desert and restless travelling.

2003, 127 mins.

World Premiere
Cannes Competition, France

Festivals & Markets 2003
Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brasil
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
Pusan International Film Festival, Korea
Smithsonian Institution / Hirshhorn Museum, USA
MIFED, Italy
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan

Festivals & Markets 2004
Baltic Pearl, Latvia
Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
Dublin International Film Festival, UK
Facets – Chicago, USA
Haifa International Film Festival, Isreal
Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong
Instanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina
Milkauwee International Film Festival, USA
Naples Film Festival, Italy
New Horizons, Poland
New Zealand Film Festival, New Zealand
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
Philadelphia Film Festival, USA
Seattle International Film Festival, USA
Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore
Skopje Film Festival,  Macedonia
Sofia Film Festival, Bulgaria
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece

Festivals & Markets 2005
Cambridge Film Festival
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany
Instanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
Mexico Contemporary International Film Festival, Mexico
Tribeca Film Festival New York, USA


Directed by 
Peter Greenaway

Writing Credits  
Peter Greenaway

Produced by
Kees Kasander

Cast (in credits order)  
JJ FeildTulse Luper / Floris Creps
Raymond J. BarryStephan Figura
Michèle BernierSophie van Osterhaus
Valentina CerviCissie Colpitts
Caroline DhavernasPassion Hockmeister
Anna GalienaMadame Plens
Deborah HarryFastidieux (as Debbie Harry)
Steven MackintoshGünther Zeloty
Albert KitzlGumber Flint
Jordi Mollà  Jan Palmerion (as Jordi Molla)
Drew MulliganMartino Knockavelli
Ornella MutiMathilde Figura
Nilo MurPip
Ronald PickupM. Moitessier
Franka PotenteTrixie Boudain
Isabella RosselliniMme. Moitessier
Francesco SalviPaul / Pierre
Nigel TerrySesame Esau
Ana TorrentCharlotte des Arbes
Kevin TigheWilliam Gottschalk
Scot WilliamsPercy Hockmeister
Yorick van WageningenJulian Lephrenic
Jack WouterseErik van Hoyten
Joan-Francesc AinaudLuper Authority
Enrique AlcidesHans Heiner
Xavier AliguerRed Fox Cadet (as Xevi Aliguer)
Iván AndradeRed Fox Cadet (as Ivan Andrade)
Guillermo AyesaTom Otanssen
Thomas BodmerLuper Authority
Philippe BoekstalLuper Authority
Clare BolandCelan's Mother
Vincent BonnetDonald
Tom BowerSheriff Fender
Irina BrazgovkaKaterina
Joan CodinaRed Fox Cadet
András CsonkaCasting Director Karlheinz
Michael CulkinLuper Authority
Joanna DavidMay Jacoby
Benjamin DaviesHercule (as Benjamin Davis)
Josep de FontRed Fox Cadet
Pablo DerquiLuper Auditioner (as Pau Derqui)
Winston EvansIvor Luper
Porgy FranssenOfficer Harpsch
Manu FullolaGopel (as Manuel Fullola)
Marlene GriffithsMrs. Warren
Larisa GuzeevaElisabeth
Francesco GuzzoJoe Maistersinger (as Salvatore Francesco Guzzo)
Lauren HadleyMacey Brittlestone

Rest of cast listed alphabetically
Rubén ArroyoMiquel Bordoy
Orlando CinqueRoberto Citran
Remo GironeIain Hoskins
Sally-Jo JenkinsAga
Patrick KennedyJoris Salmon
Ivan LabandaRed Fox Cadet
Joshua LightDavid
Albert López-MurtraLuper Auditioner (as Albert López Murtra)
Keram Malicki-SánchezVirgil de Selincourt
Ivan Massagué  Luper Auditioner
Cristina Moglia
Tanya MoodieGuam Ravillion
Francine MorganCarrie Luper
Roger NottLuper Authority
Roger PadillaRed Fox Cadet
Richard PaskYoung Tulse
Joan PastorRed Fox Cadet
Shaun PhillipsYoung Martino
Bruno PichotLuper Auditioner
Aimar PérezRed Fox cadet
Edmon RochLuper Authority
Phil RowlandsLuper Authority
Coast Alexander RyenCappy Luper
Ricard SalesLuper Auditioner
Marti SantiagoRed Fox Cadet
Dávid SpáhCasting Director John
Barbara TarbuckMrs. Fender
Naim ThomasHercule (as Naïm Thomas)
Oriol VilaStringly
Alec Von Bargen
Amelia WhiteZelke Stokes
Adam WilliamsCelan
Leslie WoodhallMan in Overalls
Andrew FitchPalmerion Auditionee (uncredited)
Maggie MunroZealot (uncredited)
Paul RockenbrodLephrenic (uncredited)
Piero VerzelloCorpse Prisoner (uncredited)
David VinauNaked Soldier (uncredited)

Produced by
Wouter Barendrechtexecutive producer
Eva Baró  co-producer
Bob Bellionco-producer
Jet Christiaanseline producer
Jimmy de Brabantco-producer
Carlo Dusiexecutive producer
Victoria Goodallco-producer
Kees Kasanderproducer
Ragna Arny Larusdottirassistant line producer
Aleksandr Mikhaylovco-producer
Gherardo Paglieico-producer
Elisabetta Rigaco-producer
Edmon Rochline producer
Áron Siposco-producer (as Aron Sipos)
Antoni Solé  co-producer
Sándor Söthco-producer
Esther Thedingaassistant line producer
Klaus Volkenbornco-producer
Michael J. Wernerexecutive producer
Juan Álvarezassistant producer

Music by
Borut Krzisnik
Eduardo Polonio

Cinematography by
Reinier van Brummelendirector of photography

Film Editing by
Elmer Leupen
Chris Wyatt
Casting By
Pep Armengol
Sharon Howard-Field
Radica Jovicic
Peter Wooldridge

Production Design by
Davide Bassan
Billy Lelieveld
Pirra Jesús Lorenzo
Bettina Schmidt
Márton Ágh

Costume Design by 
Andrea Flesch
Beatrice Giannini
Marrit van der Burgt

Makeup Department
Aurélie Elichmakeup artist
Sara Meermankey makeup artist
Joël Seillerassistant hair stylist
Evelyne Sittigassistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management 
Hebeler Guyunit manager
Ragna Arny Larusdottirproduction manager
Claude Ludovicyproduction manager
Katalin Naszódiunit production manager: Hungary
Marta Rigauproduction manager: Spain
Sascha Schwillproduction manager: Germany
Lionel Struttpost-production supervisor
Jochem van Rijspost-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 
Sébastien Fernandes Taschsecond assistant director
Gábor Gajdosfirst assistant director: Hungary
Dylan Grayfirst assistant director: Germany
Tamás Joó  assistant director
Ángel Lafuentefirst assistant director
Stojan Petrovsecond assistant director: Germany
Julen Roblessecond assistant director
Laura Schroederthird assistant director
Csilla Szigetisecond assistant director

Art Department
Pau Albinassistant props buyer
Béla Blazsejset dresser
Fiorella Cicoliniset dresser
Dominique De Pompignanstand-by props
Manuel Demoullingprop buyer
Rosie Ellisset dresser
Thomas Ferrandiscarpenter
Queralt Antú Serranocalligraphy artist / props
Seth Turnerassistant art director
Olivier Wojcikscenic painter

Sound Department
Caoimhe Doylefoley artist
Csaba Erösboom operator: Budapest
Dani Fontrodonasound recordist
Max Fricksound editor
Urko Garaiboom operator
Arni Gustafssonboom operator
Bart Jilesensound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
János Köporosysound recordist: Budapest
Ottó Oláhlocation sound mixer
Han Ottensound designer / sound effects editor / sound re-recording mixer
György Rajnautility sound: Budapest
James Seddondolby consultant

Special Effects by
Gustavo Harry Fariasspecial effects technician
Sara Meermanspecial effects makeup

Visual Effects by
Francesco Pagliadigital compositor
Mauro Vicentinidigital compositor
Raymond Viveendigital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department
Ruzbeh Babolcamera operator
László Bergerassistant camera
Daan de Boerchief gaffer
Raúl Camposelectrician
Lucía Faraigstill photographer (as Llúcia Faraig)
Juan González Guerreroassistant gaffer
Graham Johnstonfirst assistant camera
Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silvalighting technician
Laura Martínezgrip
Alex Narváezelectrician
José Alberto Pinto de Jesuselectrician
Frank Restlecrane operator
Mike Robertsvideo assist operator
Attila Szûcsdolly grip
Balázs Vákárgaffer

Casting Department
Pep Armengolcasting: Spain
Krassimir Ivanovcasting assistant
Irene Roqué  casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Imre Bérescostume assistant: military supervisor
Magdalena Marczynskawardrobe assistant
József Varjú  dresser: men

Editorial Department
Jaap Praamstraadditional editor
Jon Thompsonpost-production consultant
Catalin Brylladailies editor (wales) (uncredited)

Transportation Department
Gaby Meyersdriver: cast
Francois Mullertruck driver
Igor Pecirepdriver: director

Other crew 
Bob Bellionfinancial manager
Alexandre Brownfacilities supervisor
Peter Brownlocation assistant
Catalin Bryllaproduction assistant
Pauline Burtrisk manager
Susanne Fischerassistant to line producer: Italy
Guy Hebelerlocation manager
Zoltán A. Kerényimanaging director: Focusfilm Kft.
Joe Kotroczoproduction office assistant
Patricia Kretschmerassistant to producer
Annick Lockmanproduction coordinator: Luxembourg
Roberto Longobardiproduction accountant
Alba Moreraproduction assistant
Francois Mullerlocation security officer
Sébastien Peifferadditional location assistant
Otfried Suppinlocation assistant
Elly Verduycktscript supervisor
Allard van der Werffassistant: Peter Greenaway