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,
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 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 »
After her father gets killed in an automobile accident, Kristel Lodema discovers that her dad was investigating an old mine where convicted child killer Andries Martiens died back in 1857. ... See full summary »
Fausto enters an orphanage and is initially bullied, but then makes friends with a new bunkmate, Raymond. He is apprenticed to Mietek, a tailor in the Jewish quarter, who teaches him the ... See full summary »
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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