Writer: Christophe Dirickx, Dimitri Verhulst and Felix van Groeningen.
The Misfortunates is a Belgium language film from director Felix van Groeningen. The film recently had a showing on DVD September 28th through Evokative Films in Canada, with Neoclassic Films handling Us distribution. A real life look at writer Dimitri Verhulst's early life, The Misfortunates shows the stumbling blocks of lower class life, which involves alcoholism, family dysfunction and poverty. The Strobbe's, who are the focus of the film, band together through drink, but also through a common bond of love.
The film begins with a young Kleine Strobbe of thirteen living with his alcoholic father, where there are no signs of a mother. Kleine's mother left the family at an early age and now Kleine is raised by three more family members who love strong drink, his three uncles. Soon there are misadventures