Moon in the Gutter


Nastassja Kinski and Victoria Abril play the leading female characters. They are Loretta (Kinski), a wealthy amateur photographer who prowls the docks looking for handsome men; and Bella (Abril), a poor but beautiful woman who is probably a prostitute. They share affections for a dock worker named Gerard (played by Gerard Depardieu). He is obsessed by the memory of his sister, who was raped and then committed suicide in a back alley, which he visits every night. No one knows who committed the rape, and he has sworn to avenge the crime, if he can only figure out who the perpetrator was.
Although the movie was a failure when first released, it had a number of cult admirers. In the mid-1980s it was often screened as a fashionable late night art movie for esoteric clubs such as the "Edinburgh Academy Cinema Society".

1983 | 2 hr 17 min | 6.0/10
Moon in the Gutter