Tulse luper suitcases

Tulse luper suitcases

the Tulse luper suitcases covers some sixty years of recent history from 1928 when the existence of a substance called Uranium was to be considered, to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War in 1989.
Tulse Luper, a writer and a project-maker, is caught up in a life of prisons. There are a total of sixteen prisons in the story starting in South Wales, when Luper is ten years old, locked up for three hours by his father in a coalhouse for running the gauntlet of a series of backyard gardens to sign his name on a crumbling brick wall that collapses.

Twelve years later in 1938 in Moab, Utah, Luper is arrested through his contact with an American-German family about to travel to Europe to engage exploitatively in the Second World War. Four members of this family, deeply fascinated with Luper, will act as his jailers, with others interested in uranium, around Europe for the next ten years. In the Cold War years he is imprisoned in Moscow and Siberia, before appearing in Hongkong and Kyoto. In the 1980s Luper was apparently sighted in Beijing and in Shanghai. He was last seen in a Manchurian desert.

Luper learns to use his prison time, writing on the prisons walls, inventing projects in literature, theatre, film and painting, and engaging with his jailers in all manner of plots, schemes and adventures. Because of their responsibilities, jailers are as much prisoners of their prisoners as they are freemen, and this connection of jailer and prisoner permeates this project and provides a great deal of its drama.

As Luper's reputation as a writer and project-maker grows in Europe and America, so his person becomes more fictional. A large 'Luper' Symposium and Exhibition is held in the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Many Luper lecturers offer their theories and propositions on the various stages of Luper's life. The central exhibit of the conference and exhibition is a collection of 92 suitcases - 92 appropriately being the atomic number of Uranium - suitcases that Luper had supposedly been associated with in his travels and prisons. Over the years, the suitcases come to light all over the world.
On the last evening of the 'Luper' New York Conference, a long awaited Luper suitcase - suitcase 92 - is opened.......


  • JJ Feild as Tulse Luper / Floris Creps
  • Raymond J. Barry as Stephan Figura
  • Michèle Bernier as Sophie van Osterhaus
  • Valentina Cervi as Cissie Colpitts
  • Caroline Dhavernas as Passion Hockmeister
  • Anna Galiena as Madame Plens
  • Deborah Harry as Fastidieux
  • Steven Mackintosh as Günther Zeloty
  • Jordi Mollà as Jan Palmerion
  • Ornella Muti as Mathilde Figura
  • Isabella Rossellini as Madame Moitessier
  • Ronald Pickup as Monsieur Moitessier
  • Franka Potente as Trixie Boudain
  • Francesco Salvi as Paul / Pierre
  • Nigel Terry as Sesame Esau
  • Ana Torrent as Ana Torrent
  • Kevin Tighe as William Gottschalk
  • Scot Williams as Percy Hockmeister
  • Yorick van Wageningen as Julian Lephrenic
  • Jack Wouterse as Erik van Hoyten
  • Tom Bower as Sheriff Fender
  • Michael Culkin as Luper Authority
  • Joanna David as May Jacoby
  • Benjamin Davies as Hercule
  • Keram Malicki-Sánchez as Virgil de Selincourt
  • Tanya Moodie as Guam Ravillion
  • Barbara Tarbuck as Mrs. Fender