13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Felix van Groeningen
Koen De Graeve
Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June. Natalie, her brother Chouki, her boyfriend Walter and his ex Lara, the gallery keeper ... See full summary »
Diane De Belder,
In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have ... See full summary »
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.
Felix van Groeningen
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »
Antje de Boeck
A tragicomedy about the everyday life of a butchers family Vangenechten. The business is running fine until the son returns home after a long time. He wants to learn more about the butchers... See full summary »
Koen De Graeve,
Mieke De Groote,
Belgium, 1978. Katja, Roxy, and a group of other lively girls are too young for love, but still they are almost mothers. In a hidden location, pregnant teenage girls await the birth of ... See full summary »
Charlotte De Bruyne,
Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an obscure part of Gent. Jean-Claude is responsible for their meeting ; he is also an ex-inmate who has just traded the low-life crime scene for life as a pimp. Will their love survive? Written by
Kenneth 'the sandman' Stoclet
"Steve is your average slum french kid with no real future. one day he sees a gorgeous girl at the bowling alley who needs a light. unfortunately shortly after, he's thrown into jail for a load of e, he means an ex-bouncer Jean-claude. Jean-claude is in a wheelchair but hes a cool man and is getting out of jail soon. once he's out he wants to open a club. as luck has it, one of the dancers for his club is Sky, the girl he saw before he went to jail. Steve + Sky is tells about a wild passionate love between the two ruffians" i can agree to that, but i'd just like to add it's not a french movie, but a Belgian one. the movie is not in french but in a dutch accent, "gents", something only native dutch speakers can appreciate i guess. subsequently the soundscapes used in the movie aren't "french" as well, but made by a Belgian (Flemish) duo called "the f*cking dewaele brothers". all in all, i do believe this is an excellent movie by a very talented director. of course we have to take in account it was made with a really small budget (apr. 700.000 USD), so it cant be compared with American blockbuster-movies. if you need one big reason to see the movie: Delfine Bafort, the model-becomes-actress who plays Sky. she IS yummie material.
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