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,
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
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 »
Michelle, Guido and Frankie have been co-workers and close friends for years. But when their boss gets fired, Guido gets a promotion and is replaced by the odd Alain Van Damme. No normal ... See full summary »
Dirk van Dijck
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,
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
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,
Shy loser Diego wakes up after an accident and has been transformed into Tony T. a smooth-talking no-holds-barred stuntman. Suffering from a case of Frontal Syndrome he's the perfect ... See full summary »
Pieter Van Hees
Kristine Van Pellicom
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
I already saw this movie 2 times and I'm planning to see it another time.
Although the story in itself is very simple (a love story), the screenplay is great and very unpredictable.
Great acting by Johan Heldenberg (or something like that) who plays Jean-Claude, a beautiful real Steve portraited by Titus Devoogt and a mystical Sky, played by Delfine -i don't know her last name.
Direction is beautiful, with great editing (flashbacks-flashforwards), stunning cinematography (it's shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm). There is no thing about it that I don't like, from the music to the beautiful images to it's great ending (not an usual ending as mostly with love stories). Complements to Felix van Groeningen who delivers here a fantastic debut
The movie is full of great scenes, with some very funny dialogues and some very touching moments ('Dromen zijn Bedrog'-scene is wonderful).
It's like you are in trance for 100 minutes... Great movie
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