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Release Date:
27 February 2002 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
It Was The Beginning Of The End Of Innocence.
Plot:
Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Too sterile to become a real masterpiece. See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Julie Delpy ... Louise Créteur

Shaun Dingwall ... Richard Grünewald

Harriet Walter ... Olive Burrell

Shirley Henderson ... Ella

Timothy West ... Hugh Burrell

Frank Vercruyssen ... Aasgaard
Toni Barry ... Mrs. Bunny Wimhurst

Jan Decleir ... Monsieur Brizard
Dora van der Groen ... Mrs. Gendron
Albert Delpy ... Antoine Créteur
Stéphane Excoffier ... Jeanne de Keros

Rifka Lodeizen ... Radsky

Halina Reijn ... Natsje
Maya van den Broecke ... Anna Kuprinski
Gary Whelan ... Mr. O'Connor
Alfredo Pea ... Mr. Craxi
John Dobrynine ... Eustache Lejeune
Simon Chefnourry ... Lucien
Jean Hayet ... Maurice
Michel Franssen ... Bernard
Michel Jurowicz ... Bellboy
Fred Van Kuyk ... Compére
Phil Kaizer ... German officer
Chris Anthony ... Postman
Léo Dherte ... Newspaperboy
Malkiel Golomb ... Newspaperboy
François Brice ... Waiter
Peter van den Eede ... Le Pétomane
Bernard Marbaix ... Mr. Perret
Philippe Vincent ... Conductor
De Nieuwe Snaar ... Orchestra

Directed by
Frank Van Passel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christophe Dirickx  screenplay
Willem Elsschot  novel
Frank Van Passel 

Produced by
Julie Baines .... co-producer
Wilfried Depeweg .... associate producer
Dirk Impens .... producer
Jason Newmark .... associate producer
Jani Thiltges .... associate producer
Els Vandevorst .... co-producer (as Els Van De Vorst)
Rudy Verzyck .... producer
Claude Waringo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul M. van Brugge 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Vancaillie 
 
Film Editing by
Ludo Troch 
Karin Vaerenberg 
 
Casting by
Gerda Diddens 
Job Gosschalk 
Emma Style 
 
Production Design by
Willem Klewais 
 
Art Direction by
Johan Van Essche 
 
Set Decoration by
Hendrik Van Kets 
 
Costume Design by
Marianne Agertoft 
Kristin Van Passel 
 
Makeup Department
Marco Chiodi .... makeup artist
Christine De Keukelaere .... makeup artist
Frank Declercq .... makeup artist
Cathy Folmer .... makeup artist
Frank Hard .... makeup artist
Mariël Hoevenaars .... hair designer (as Mariël Hoevenaers)
Mariël Hoevenaars .... makeup designer (as Mariël Hoevenaers)
Ineke Ramakers .... makeup artist
Ghislaine Soisson .... makeup artist
Wendy Van De Cruys .... makeup artist
Ingeborg Van Eetvelde .... hair designer
Ingeborg Van Eetvelde .... makeup designer
Annemie Van Haverbeke .... makeup artist
Frank Van Wolleghem .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fons Feyaerts .... assistant director
Valentina Katina-Chistova .... assistant director (as Valentina Katina)
Valérie Schiel .... assistant director
Eddy Stevesyns .... assistant director
Martine Temmerman .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Lieven Baes .... drawings and paintings
Douglas Boswell .... set dresser
Sven Haerden .... painter
Edouard Pallardy .... painter decorator
 
Sound Department
Dirk Bombey .... boom operator
Peter Flamman .... sound designer
Peter Flamman .... sound
Philippe Kohn .... second boom operator
Orm Sobrino .... sound editor
Carlo Thoss .... sound engineer
Willem van den Berg .... mixing engineer
Willem van den Berg .... recording engineer
Wart Wamsteker .... sound editor
Wart Wamsteker .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Olivier de Laveleye .... special effects
Marie Pierre Franck .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Yves Delforge .... visual effects
Michel Denis .... visual effects producer
Matthias Huret .... visual effects
Francis Schmets .... visual effects
Ann Vandenbussche .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Roland Goddijn .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Johnston .... second assistant camera
Jean-Paul Kieffer .... still photographer
Wim Temmerman .... electrician
Benoît Theunissen .... steadicam operator
Stéphane Thiry .... key grip
Dirk Van Rampelbergh .... electrician
Yves Vandermeeren .... camera operator
Christophe Vanhoutte .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Petro van Leeuwen .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Joe Kotroczo .... driver
 
Other crew
Patrick Blocman .... location runner
Tamara Degrève .... production intern
Joe Kotroczo .... production assistant
Ragna Arny Larusdottir .... production coordinator
Claude Ludovicy .... location manager
Beatrice Pettovich .... assistant location manager
Raf Reyntjens .... set location manager
Sofie Tusschans .... location manager
Peter Van den Borre .... location manager
Kim Wyns .... location manager
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including an abortion scene, some sexuality, brief strong language and nudity
Runtime:
118 min | Belgium:120 min
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Some old panoramic postcards were used to turn into live images.See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Too sterile to become a real masterpiece., 1 February 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

Even though I haven't read the book this movie was based on, I'm sure that it must be a lot better than the movie itself. Willem Elschot, the writer who wrote the book is seen as one of our finest and his books are considered as masterpieces, but I'm afraid I can't say the same about this movie. I'm not saying that it is bad, but it just isn't good enough and I'm sure that Willem Elschot wouldn't have been too happy with this rather sterile adaptation of his book either.

It's sterile because there are too many questions that are left unanswered. Not that I always want everything to be clear even before the movie ends. I like intellectually challenging movies, but this time you never really get to know the characters, you'll not find out what drives them, what exactly happens to them, why they all live in that lousy hotel in Paris that once must have been a marvelous villa... It all looks very gray and dull, even though the "relationship" between the maid and the German tries to bring some light to it. But it isn't enough to stay focused on the entire story.

Maybe you think now that this movie must be the worst ever, well that's not true either. Frank Van Passel is still a very talented director and he had an excellent cast to work with. Some moments in the movie were absolutely great (for instance the abortion scene was very chilling), but it was never enough to cover all the holes in the plot. I give this movie a 6.5/10.

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