A businessman gets in serious financial troubles. When his mother dies, he thinks he's saved, but she only leaves 50.000 francs (1.500 USD). His brother Bruno, a customs officer, wants to ...
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Josse De Pauw,
Eva van der Gucht,
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This is the story of a man who travels to Brussels, and meets some people with whom he spends a few days. When they all go on a day trip to the "slanting plane" of Ronquieres, all sorts of bottled up frustrations flare up.
The disabled Glover asks gigolo Chris to bring out his erotic fantasies. Chris accepts the offer in exchange for a lot of money, and dives in bed with women in suite 16 while Glover watches. But then something goes horribly wrong.
A psychoanalyst gives a strange advice to a mechanic whose marriage is falling apart: to take the blame for a murder, any murder, to impress his beautiful and indifferent wife, and his patient does just that.
Samuel Le Bihan,
A businessman gets in serious financial troubles. When his mother dies, he thinks he's saved, but she only leaves 50.000 francs (1.500 USD). His brother Bruno, a customs officer, wants to use the money for her funeral, but our businessman prefers to use it to shake off his attackers. He promises them they will get through customs without problems with a certain package... Now his only problem is to convince Bruno... Written by
This is the most Belgian movie I've ever seen. Two Dutch-speaking brothers with their families travel to the south of Belgium for a holiday after their mother died. Bruno (Josse De Pauw) is a settled man who likes his job, wife, children etc. His brother Roger (Dirk Roofthooft) is the exact opposite of Bruno. He always wants more: money, a nicer looking wife, more sex, more power, being smarter etc. Roger is in some problems, having a large debt with some obscure people in Liège and wants Bruno to help him out.
Deruddere made this movie between some of his larger projects (Suite 16 and Iedereen beroemd) and it wasn't a big success. It also wasn't a high budget movie but not much Belgian movies are made with very large budgets (except when they handle about people like father Damian). It has been on television a couple of times and I enjoyed it very much. Not everybody will though because the humour is quite dark. It's a portrait of the way Belgians live nowadays (which is strange but still quite similar to our neighbouring countries). But the best thing about this movie is the soundtrack composed by Arno (Hintjens) which is superb!
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