Criminal Lovers


1h 36m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Once upon a time in the suburbs, there lived a teenager named Alice. A pretty girl who liked to play games. Games of seduction. Games of violence. One day Alice decided to kill Said, a handsome and cocky classmate, so she manipulated her naive boyfriend Luc into committing the cold-blooded crime as

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Amants Criminels
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arte; Celluloid Dreams; Eurospace; Fidélité Films; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Mars Distribution; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Once upon a time in the suburbs, there lived a teenager named Alice. A pretty girl who liked to play games. Games of seduction. Games of violence. One day Alice decided to kill Said, a handsome and cocky classmate, so she manipulated her naive boyfriend Luc into committing the cold-blooded crime as proof of his love. Alice thought that she had carefully planned everything. But a life of true crime can be filled with so many difficulties. Alice and Luc went to the forest to dispose of Said's body. Once their work was done, Alice and Luc noticed they were lost. Luckily, they found a rowboat on a stream. But it only carried them deeper into nowhere. Poor Alice and Luc. Cold, hungry and all alone. And everyone knows that the woods are filled with traps for careless young rabbits. Happily, they stumble onto a quaint little cabin inhabited by a lone woodsman. But Alice and Luc didn't realize they were about to discover that life is not a fairy tale at all...

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Amants Criminels
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arte; Celluloid Dreams; Eurospace; Fidélité Films; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Mars Distribution; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Foreign Narrative Feature at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States August 18, 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States September 1, 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Summer July 21, 2000

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Tomorrow) August 27 - September 6, 1999.

Shown at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 6-17, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1999.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams & Visions) September 1-11, 1999.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Tomorrow) August 27 - September 6, 1999.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 6-17, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer July 21, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States August 18, 2000 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams & Visions) September 1-11, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1, 2000 (Lumiere; San Francisco)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)