We follow the build-up and training of two opposite political parties. We see their leaders during meetings, during voting and after when the results of the elections are published.




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Noël Godin ...
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Roland Duchâtelet ...


The preparations of two political parties, Vivant and Tarte for the elections. The Vivant-party is new (as is also Tarte) and their leader has to train the candidates and teach them how to explain the ideology of the basic-income during meetings. He is a multimillionaire and he directs his party in a authoritarian way and he is also funding the campaign. On the other hand, Tarte is a party that does not do anything to attract the sympathy of the public and they look more like clowns than serious politicians. Their leader, Noël Godin is the world-famous writer who threw a pie in the face of Bill Gates. They are against all authority and they proclaim complete freedom for everyone. The film is showing something of Belgian politics in a funny way but the lessons one can learn from it apply for all countries and raises the question if it is useful to start a new political party. Written by Anonymous

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A documentary about political change?
4 August 2002 | by (Brussels) – See all my reviews

I must say that when I saw this movie for the first time I was surprised how much effort had been made to launch a new party like "Vivant". In the movie we see the members in classrooms listening to the explanations of their leader the billionaire Roland Duchâtelet who teaches like an university professor. Belgium needs this global approach while it is such a little country. The elections didn't change anything and the results for "Vivant" were very poor. The political life of the Belgians is a satire of the Belgians and their conservative politics where nothing ever changes. It is also universal because everywhere in the world you see that a global approach is more and more a must but some people tend to work against this fact. The world is becoming a village and local politicians should be more aware of this.

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