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The “lonely hearts killer” is a staple of urban legends and horror stories, but what happens when the intended victim is so in love with the killer that she joins in on the crimes? That’s precisely the question Belgian director Fabrice du Welz (“Calvaire,” “Vinyan”) attempts to answer with his new film, “Alleluia.” In the above trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, the origins of the dark, obsessive love affair between a killer and his almost-victim are explored.
The film was a popular entry on last year’s festival circuit. In addition to screening as an official selection in the Director’s Fortnight at 2014 Cannes Film Festival, “Alleluia” also played the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Picture, Director, Actor and Actress at Fantastic Fest 2014. Laurent Lucas (“With a Friend Like Harry,” “Calvaire”) and Lola Dueñas (“Volver,” “I’m So Excited”) star as the Bonnie and Clyde-esque duo.
“Alleluia” opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on July 17, and will be available on streaming, iTunes and cable VOD platforms the same day. In the meantime, watch the trailer above and check out the poster below: