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 ...
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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
Germaine Debruycker is 18 when the workers at the Vieille Montagne factory, including her father, go on strike to obtain a 10 franc raise. The turbulent strike lasts for 9 weeks and changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.
Frank van Mechelen
Michel van Dousselaere
Tom Vansant is an emergency physician from Brussels who is desperately searching for his daughter who ran away from home and is now missing for eighteen months. He meets a girl of whom he ... See full summary »
Frank van Mechelen
Koen De Bouw,
Hector had been in the orphanage for 35 years, until his aunt Ella and uncle Achiel pick him up. They want him to work at their bakery. At his new home he also helps training Achiel's son, ... See full summary »
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 discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus company is arrested as well and makes a full confession clearly indicating that both drivers were unaware of the hidden drugs, the Moroccan judge sentences both men to 5 years in the Moroccan prison of Tangiers. Nothing could have prepared the two men for life inside a Moroccan prison. Without food, clothes or medical care, they must learn how to take care of themselves to survive their stay in prison. Corrupt guards, corrupt lawyers and judges, a consul who doesn't care and frequent beatings are only part of the terrible prison. Meanwhile their families at home are left without any information, any help or any hope - finding out that their own government doesn't care for Belgian people in prisons abroad. Written by
The real-life Marcel van Loock, on interviews with whom this movie is based, attended the premiere in Brussels. After the movie was over, he emotionally collapsed and needed to be left in peace for about twenty minutes. See more »
I nearly cried when I finally reached to the end of this movie, Marcel is the focus of the movie, but his family, which had done so much for him to rescue him made me shocked. This movie was said to be adapted partly from the truth in 1996, if it is, the ....prison life in Morocco is really ... horrific. The attitude of the Government makes people feel disappointed. Marcel survived finally because he has his wife and daughter and his brother in law and all the people who have conscience with in their hearts support him. Rudy's end is a pity. I debt whether Marcel could have been survived from the hard beginning of his jail life if he had never met Rudy. whatever inside or outside jail, people who in their life can find such a good friend, and survived from such bad situation could be so called the lucky ones. Anyway, a very good movie, and very good movie music. All the elements in this film tell me to treasure my current life.
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