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.

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Clara Debruycker
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Alice
Herwig Ilegems ...
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Bart Hollanders ...
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Luc Nuyens ...
Frans
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Tjip
Mathijs Scheepers ...
Jef Sleeckx
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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.

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The movie is based on a play by Walter van den Broeck, who figures in the movie as one of the strikers. See more »

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Fun movie despite the lesser acting performances
14 January 2012 | by (Bilzen, België) – See all my reviews

Fun movie to watch, even despite the lesser quality in the acting performances. Except for some, with in particular Stanny Crets, he was awesome in this movie! He did a fine job..

You can't compare this to other Belgian movies though, like 'De helaasheid der dingen' or 'Aanrijding in Moskou'. But it does a great job of keeping you interested during the entire movie, and giving you a good laugh every now and then. The build-up is fine and so is the audio-visual aspect. But I did notice some small mistakes in their 70's setting, such as stuff you wouldn't actually be seeing in the street image those days.

Should be a nice movie for a Sunday afternoon though.


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