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Crazy Love (1987)

| Drama | 1987 (Belgium)
Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Josse De Pauw ... Harry's father / Harry at 19 / Harry at 33
Geert Hunaerts ... Harry at 12
Michael Pas ... Stan
Gene Bervoets ... Jeff
Amid Chakir Amid Chakir ... Bill / Harry's friend
Florence Béliard Florence Béliard ... The Princess / The corpse
Karen van Parijs Karen van Parijs ... Moeder van Harry / Harry's mother
Carmela Locantore Carmela Locantore ... Gina / Théo's mother
An Van Essche An Van Essche ... Liza / Harry's schoolmate
Doriane Moretus Doriane Moretus ... Marina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... The doctor
Erik Burke Erik Burke ... A student
Chris Cauwenbergs Chris Cauwenbergs ... The tall sailor (as Chris Cauwenberghs)
Dirk Celis Dirk Celis ... A policeman
Guido Colonne Guido Colonne ... The headmaster
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Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who kidnapped his mother and married her on a lonely mountain peak - Later on, he'll do the same. But Harry has a lot to learn. He also learns that there are handsome men and ugly ones, that love can be unfair. That one can find comfort in drinking - but above all he learns that man is capable of anything - absolutely anything. - to get his fair share of love. Written by mmg

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Director Dominique Deruddere had Josse De Pauw walk around a busy shopping district in his acne makeup to see people's reactions to it. He speculated that De Pauw never got over the experience. See more »

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bitter sweet flavour
11 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Rather effective three part tribute to Charles Bukowsi ( even if the first part is based on the semi autobiographical tale by his author of choice, Joe Fante). The middle section is more predictable than the others and all fairly shocking. The movie mixes music and tempos as well as mood to give just the right bitter sweet flavour with more than a hint of romanticism and drunkenness to give this the authentic air. The attempted initiation of the young boy, the acute acne humiliations and the necrophilia are all hard to take but the film is dressed well enough and a smile lingers despite it all. It also has to be said that the director has managed to convey a real sense of Bukowski's writings/life and that is no small feat in itself.


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1987 (Belgium) See more »

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Love Is a Dog from Hell See more »

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