6.9/10
1,102
8 user 10 critic

Les convoyeurs attendent (1999)

Dreaming of more than his routine life, a father pushes his 15 years old son to break a world record: opening and closing a door 40,000 times in 24 hours.

Director:

5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Louise-Michel (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Stars: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Benoît Poelvoorde
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.

Director: Philippe Harel
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, José Garcia, Daniel Ceccaldi
Podium (2004)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married, with a son. He used to have another profession: look-a-like of French star Claude François. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming... See full summary »

Director: Yann Moix
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Paul Rouve, Julie Depardieu
Aaltra (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. True a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Stars: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, Michel de Gavre
Jean-Philippe (2006)
Comedy | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Fabrice is a big - perhaps the biggest - fan of Jean-Philippe Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, the greatest rocker France has ever produced.

Director: Laurent Tuel
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Johnny Hallyday, Guilaine Londez
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young man joins a team of experimented door-to-door salesmen, who teach him how to sell an expensive encyclopedia to modest homes that have no use for it.

Director: Christian Merret-Palmair
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Michel Duchaussoy, Etienne Chicot
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Parc du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Dussollier
Avida (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Stars: Anselme, Fernando Arrabal, Anne Benett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Jonathan Zaccaï
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Black comedy about a doctor who opens an assisted suicide clinic

Director: Olias Barco
Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Benoît Poelvoorde, Muriel Bersy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

José is a football agent. He is in Ivory Coast to spot young talents in football . José Brussels is a braggart , who willingly sleeps with Gigi , a beautiful African woman who loves above ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Mariage
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Marc Zinga, Tatiana Rojo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Roger (father)
Morgane Simon ...
Luise (daughter)
...
Coach
Dominique Baeyens ...
Madeleine (Mother)
Philippe Grand'Henry ...
Felix
Jean-François Devigne ...
Michel (son)
Lisa Lacroix ...
Jocelyne
...
Overseer
Édith Le Merdy ...
Edith (Jocelyne's mother)
Patrick Audin ...
Patrick (Jocelyne's father)
Claude Caudron ...
Schoolteacher
Simone Tasiaux ...
Radio announcer
Renaud Rutten ...
Pushy pigeion raiser
Martin Viot ...
Child on the empty lot
Joshua Noppe ...
Child on the empty lot
Edit

Storyline

Dreaming of more than his routine life, a father pushes his 15 years old son to break a world record: opening and closing a door 40,000 times in 24 hours.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 1999 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

A szállítók várnak  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,924 (USA) (17 March 2000)

Gross:

$5,518 (USA) (24 March 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The unusual title is actually a term used by pigeon-fanciers meaning "the carriers are waiting". It's used when a race has been delayed due to inclement weather. See more »

Connections

References Thieves (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Fanfare
Performed by Les Volontaires
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Funny, sad and original
18 October 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Some critics found this film bleak, but for me there was enough good humour and optimism to overcome this impression. For example, the quietly positive and stoic character of the daughter is the still centre of the film, often counterbalancing the unhappy aspects of the setting and plotline.

The film is full of original ideas and characters, and the final outcome is not predictable: I felt it could've gone either way.

By the way, many reviews I've read mention the effective use of black and white, but the print I saw, shown on the SBS TV network here in Australia, was in full colour.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
My Impressions mob61uk
Color or Black and White? pamela1111
Discuss Les convoyeurs attendent (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?