Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit illegal aliens. When one of the aliens is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.
Young, unmarried couple Sonia and Bruno have just had a son, who Sonia names Jimmy. Bruno, who did not visit her while she was in the hospital, scoffs at the notion of what he considers traditional employment, instead eking out a living primarily on petty crimes committed with his fourteen year old associate, Steve. He even sublets Sonia's small apartment while she is in the hospital, he sleeping either in the homeless shelter or squatting in what he calls his "shack" down by the river. On the day after Sonia gets out of the hospital, she allows Bruno to take Jimmy for a walk while she stands in line for her benefits. On that walk, Bruno makes the unilateral decision to sell Jimmy to a black market adoption agency. Upon finding out what Bruno has done, Sonia has a breakdown and falls unconscious. Fearing that Sonia will turn him over to the police when she regains consciousness, Bruno tries to get Jimmy back while he leaves Sonia in the hospital in her unconscious state. But Bruno ... Written by
I liked this movie a lot. First I think the camera-work was great and even at some moments I couldn't understand how he managed to take the shot in such a way. Second, The directors did I good job too, they deserve even more credit then the actors. Most actors can't act if the director isn't that good. Third, the story wasn't predictable at all Fourth, the scriptwriter and directors didn't choose the easy way of drama and didn't squeezed all the drama out of every scene like most Hollywood directors do. Instead of creating drama by known tricks they created it in a more original way This is one of the best movies I saw this year. go see it and think about it. Because Hollywood is brainwashing us. I saw so many American movies that I had difficulties watching other movies. Hollywood made me stupid. I had to start over, and forget everything about films I knew. Now I have much more fun and I feel a lot better after seeing a movie that was made by an author and not a moneymaker!
15 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?