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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 Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josse De Pauw ... Harry Voss's father / Harry Voss at 19 / Harry Voss at 33
Geert Hunaerts ... Harry Voss at 12
Michael Pas ... Stan
Gene Bervoets ... Jeff
Amid Chakir Amid Chakir ... Bill
Florence Béliard Florence Béliard ... The Princess / The corpse
Karen van Parijs Karen van Parijs ... Moeder van Harry
Carmela Locantore Carmela Locantore ... Gina
An Van Essche An Van Essche ... Liza Velani
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 Voss, 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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Belgium

Language:

Dutch | Italian

Release Date:

1987 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is a Dog from Hell See more »

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$119,919
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Stereo

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Based on three short stories 'by Charles Bukowski', the main one being 'The Copulative Mermaid of Venice, Calif'. See more »

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Bittersweet and intense
3 July 2003 | by raulsalasSee all my reviews

This movie shows the life of Harry Voss, from being a child with a romantic vision of the world to becoming a frustrated alcoholic. Only the third part is based on the short story "The copulating mermaid of Venice, California" by Charles Bukowski. But its development is so intense that it required two other chapters in order to make it even more meaningful. It mixes nice and entertaining images with black, depressing scenes and the end might not be everybody's taste. As one of the songs of the movie puts it, love hurts but it can also kill. Although the film can be funny at times it is mainly sad and it will not leave any spectator indifferent.


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