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Camping Cosmos (1996)

On a Belgian beach at Camping Cosmos. The delegate send by the Ministry is confronted with sex and murder. The residents enjoy their holidays in a peculiar way...

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Jean-Henri Compère ... Jan Bucquoy - l'animateur culturel duCamping Cosmos
Fanny Hanciaux ... Eve Bucquoy - la fille de Jan
Lolo Ferrari ... Mme Vandeputte -la plantureuse épouse du gestionnaire du Camping Cosmos
Jean-Paul Dermont ... M. Vandeputte - le gestionnaire du Camping Cosmos
Noe Francq ... Noé Vandeputte - le fils du gestionnaire du Camping Cosmos (as Noé Francq)
Claude Semal ... Claude Semal dit Tintin - l'animateur de la radio du Camping Cosmos
Noël Godin ... Pierre Mertens - le célèbre écrivain entarté lors de son passage à la radio
Jacques Calonne ... Jacques Calonne - le délégué du ministère de la culture
Arno ... Arno (as Arno Hintjens Hintjens)
Herman Brusselmans ... Herman - un peintre autiste
... L'ami d'Arno
Patricia Dollez ... Mme Janssens
Sabrina Leurquin ... Ulrique, la terroriste
Catherine Claeys ... Giselle Crapaud - la femme du marchand de frites
Isabelle Legros ... Isabelle Legros- la comédienne
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On a campsite at the Belgian coast, the delegate of the Ministry of culture Jan Bucquoy must bring culture nearer to the working class. But the residents of this caravan park prefer to look at soccer, a boxing-match or a beauty-contest. They are not interested in an interview with the famous writer Pierre Mertens. As they are far from home they also want to have some sexual adventures or start a love-affair. The campsite is also the place where everybody wants to live in complete freedom and forget the obligations of everyday-life. Written by revofog

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Un film intelligent, subtil et belge. See more »


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La vie sexuelle des Belges II  »

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Ten lifesize dolls of Lolo Ferrari were made in five different colors and were put at the entrances of theatres. Eight of the dolls were sold to friends and the two remaining are still in hands of the producer. They are in his living room because they caused too much trouble in the office. See more »

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End credits are intercut with shots of one of the characters singing a song on a stage, then by the text "Les pauvres rêvent, les riches dorment. 1 septembre" (The poor dream, the rich sleep), and finally by a shot of Camping Cosmos deserted and covered in snow, with the words "Fin de la deuxième partie de la Vie Sexuelle des Belges." (The end of the second part of the Sexual Life of the Belgians.) See more »

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References Contempt (1963) See more »

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Et si tu n'existais pas
("Se non esistessi")
Written by Toto Cutugno and P. Losito
Courtesy of EO Curci Edizioni
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A subtle message in a gross wrapping
2 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Another small-scale Belgian masterpiece.

Don't be fooled by the obvious over-the-top-ness of this production. Camping Cosmos is a film about the differences in culture between (cultural) animator Jan Bucquoy and the so-called lower classes residing at Camping Cosmos. eg: Bucquoy organizes a poetry night, during the 'larger than legendary' football match Belgium-USSR (Mexico '86, 4-3)...

Plenty of elements in the film are deeply rooted in Belgian popular culture. (Tintin, surrealism, Sandra Kim, Eddy Merckx, vacations at the Belgian Coast,etc...)

I'd compare this movie to a Magritte painting... the images you see look so obvious and simple, but remember: ceci n'est pas une pipe!!! There's more to it than meets the eye.

It's a bit like the Simpsons, if you miss the levels beyond the obvious, you'll miss the best part.


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