Nine-year old Andreas Decker is the new kid in town. He tells his class that he has lived all over the world on account of his parents being top scientific researchers. Yet classmate Vero finds Andreas's workaholic parents really weird. She suggests to spy on them. When Andreas overhears their conversation about conquering the world and becoming leaders, their can only be one conclusion for the baffled children: Andreas's parents are aliens. Written by
Great unique film that has a touch of Signs combined with an almost Lynch like atmosphere.
Science Fiction was really a surprise. Not only did the film exceed all my expectations but it also showed that small countries can still deliver children films that can easily compete with their American competitors. Even if they have only 5% of their budget. A strong script that is very original but still has a touch of Signs and a very suspenseful atmosphere that sometimes reminded me of David Lynch. The soundtrack is great: finally the composer of Paul Verhoeven's classic The Fourth Man showed his talent again. Great performances by local stars Koen de Bouw and Wendy Van Dijk.
A remake is logical but I still think the original will not see any problems to travel outside of Belgium.
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