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The Wall (1998)

Le mur (original title)
This is a surrealistic film about a local small town 'hot chips' owner who finds his store cut in half by a newly erected wall in Belgium that is meant to separate the Flemish speakers from... See full summary »

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Alain Berliner

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Alain Berliner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Hanssens Daniel Hanssens ... Albert
Pascale Bal Pascale Bal ... Wendy
Mil Seghers Mil Seghers ... Marcel
Michael Pas ... Stijn
Peter Michel Peter Michel ... Ivo
Damien Gillard Damien Gillard ... Didier
Peter Rouffaer Peter Rouffaer ... Fred
Harry Cleven Harry Cleven ... Gréviste
Dett Peyskens Dett Peyskens ... Nicole
Laurence Bibot Laurence Bibot ... Journaliste
Daniël Van Avermaet Daniël Van Avermaet ... Négociateur
Emile Ringoot Emile Ringoot ... Soldat
Bruno Van de Voorde Bruno Van de Voorde ... Mari flamand
François Lahaye François Lahaye ... Mari francophone
Julian Cope Julian Cope ... Mel
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This is a surrealistic film about a local small town 'hot chips' owner who finds his store cut in half by a newly erected wall in Belgium that is meant to separate the Flemish speakers from the Walloons (French Speakers) . Unfortunately for Albert, he finds himself on the wrong side of the wall after a long night of new millennium partying and the beginning of a love affair with a gorgeous Flemish girl. Written by Javert-5

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

Dutch | French

Release Date:

26 May 1999 (Belgium) See more »

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Haut et Court See more »
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Interesting
29 March 2001 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

On December 31st 1999, the Belgian authorities erect a concrete wall that separate the country in two. On one side, the Flemish, and on the other, the French population. But Albert's «friterie» is cut in half by the famous wall! And worst, Albert wakes up on the wrong side of the wall after in went partying with a beautiful flemish girl. This movie is quite funny and it's interesting to imagine the things that our political leaders will sometime do to solve a problem quickly. The movie was also interesting because I'm French-Canadian and we have, in Canada, the same linguistic problems between the anglophones and the francophones.

7 out of 10.


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