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Vergeten straat (1999)

| Drama, Romance
A celebrated Flemish writer, occupying a small apartment in a big Belgian city, which he uses as a working-place, witnesses how the inhabitants of a dead-end street try to fight the injustice of expropriation.


Luc Pien


Louis Paul Boon (novel), Bob Goossens


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jos Verbist Jos Verbist ... Boon
Anja Daems Anja Daems ... TV-presentatrice
Caroline Maes Caroline Maes ... Roza
Guy Dermul Guy Dermul ... Koelie
Dimitri Leue Dimitri Leue ... André
Catherine Kools Catherine Kools ... Hermine
Diederik Peeters Diederik Peeters ... Gaston
Rico Zermeno Rico Zermeno ... Oude Saedeleer
Marc Peeters Marc Peeters ... Vieze
Hilde Wils Hilde Wils ... Jeanette
Bob De Moor Bob De Moor ... Fred
Wim Opbrouck ... Nonkel
Pascale Michiels Pascale Michiels ... Madame Kaka
Chris Delue Chris Delue ... Wis
Catherine Graindorge Catherine Graindorge ... Louiske


Picture this: a small dead-end street in a big Belgian city. Due to negligence in the city's building-scheme, the inhabitants of this small street find themselves suddenly confronted with expropriation and evacuation. A celebrated Flemish writer, occupying a small apartment in this street, which he uses as a working-place, witnesses how the inhabitants try to fight this injustice, but are faced with selfishness, individualism and resignation. He dreams up a new street, isolated from the world. A street in which human beings understand each other and cooperate in founding a new society. A street in which freedom, love and tolerance are no empty conceptions. A fable on the connection between imagination and reality. A film about eroticism, relationships, social disorder and the system's failure. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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Based on the book "Vergeten straat," written by the Flemish novellist Louis Paul Boon. See more »

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A film to forget
28 November 2003 | by sophie_lem21See all my reviews

This is a typical Belgian movie; it is slow, boring, pointless, and it feels old and theatrical. The only reason why I still gave this movie a 3 out of 10 is because it made an effort to make something good out of the novel from Louis Paul Boon. Which is not easy. But the actors are all so fake. There is not even a single scene where you experience even a bit involvement with the story of those people making their street the center of their habitat. The technical aspects of the film are good. The problem lies more in the choices the film made and the directions it took.

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