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Ad Fundum (1993)

 -  Drama  -  October 1993 (Belgium)
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College initiation rites on one Belgian campus end in tragic death of one freshman. His friends are determined to see the justice done.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Van Landuyt ...
Tom Smits
Mathias Sercu ...
Tom Van Bauwel ...
Guy de Bogaerts
Sven De Ridder ...
Sammy Raes
Tania Poppe
Margot van Doorn ...
Petra Derks
Axel Daeseleire ...
Gert Lahousse ...
Peter Fol ...
Peter Nofens
Victor Zaidi ...
Joep Onderdelinden ...
Stefan Perceval ...
Professor Bax
Senne Rouffaer ...
Dean Schoeters


Sammy Raes, a nice, naive law-freshman from a simple family, dies in a form of hazing known as the 'flying carpet'. The father of the arrogant fraternity president Guy Bogaerts who ordered this reckless procedure abuses his connections to prevent a judicial homicide conviction, while the college authorities prefer to avoid a scandal in the press. However Sammy's freshmen friends Tom Smits and Dennis won't leave it at that. Written by KGF Vissers

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Intense drama
27 January 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for a second time on TV and it still hasn't lost its basic intensity. The contents have been extensively reviewed in other contributions to this site. Although it may appear exaggerated to someone who is not familiar with local traditions, I can assure you that these things did ( and probably still do in some cases) happen during the so-called initiation of students here in Belgium. Although this freshmen's ritual should be one of student-like inoffensive fun, it is often accompanied by a lurking form of menace as so many of us have experienced.It is not the initiation as such that forms a real problem but the attitude of those students who are in charge. One can never really know what goes on in others and this apprehension towards human conduct in general is the main theme on which the movie is based.All-round good acting performances and with Erik Van Looy directing,one of the most competent directors this country has to offer, little could have gone wrong.

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