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A fascinating dialogue develops between the fictional story of the family Kiekeboe and the real story of André Mahy and his film crew.

Director:

Renaat Coppens

Writer:

Merho
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Cast

Credited cast:
Luk Wyns ... Marcel Kiekeboe / Merho
Ingrid De Vos Ingrid De Vos ... Charlotte Kiekeboe
Veerle Baetens ... Fanny Kiekeboe / Lien
Jonas Wyns Jonas Wyns ... Konstantinopel Kiekeboe
Annie Geeraerts Annie Geeraerts ... Moemoe Kiekeboe
Karel Deruwe Karel Deruwe ... Van De Kasseien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heidi D'Heer Heidi D'Heer ... Miss
Robbe De Hert Robbe De Hert ... Himself
Reddy De Mey Reddy De Mey ... Himself
Joyce De Troch Joyce De Troch ... Tania
Peter Hoogland Peter Hoogland ... Himself
Wim Opbrouck ... Frank Verbert
Filip Peeters ... Cameraman
Marc Peeters Marc Peeters ... Oscar Weyler
Jan Steen Jan Steen ... André Mahy
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André Mahy, an artistic but unemployed director, gets an offer to make a movie. He accepts the offer enthusiastically. The script of the movie appears to be a 'Kiekeboe' comic story entitled "Misstakes". This is where the main story begins, in which the Kiekeboe family has to deal with a gang of diamond smugglers. Suspense, humor, and a little bit of romance are the basic ingredients of this story. The story of André, who goes to extremes to shoot his film, contains the same elements. A fascinating dialogue develops between the fictional story of the family Kiekeboe and the real story of André Mahy and his film crew. At the end of the movie, the distinction between these two story lines fades away. Fiction and reality melt together in an endless tangle of plots of which the 'real' end is hard to find. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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Comedy

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1 March 2000 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiekeboe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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missed opportunity
17 July 2005 | by jeroenvSee all my reviews

This is the second movie based on the popular Belgian comic Kiekeboe. The first attempt ("Het Witte Bloed", 1992) was a low-budget adaptation of a comic book. It went straight to video, and partly due to lack of promotion (and lack of quality) it didn't do very well.

Fast-forward 8 years. A second attempt is being made, this time with a higher budget, better actors and a new script (that wasn't published as a comic before) aimed at the big screen. The result, however, is even worse.

This movie lacks a plot (it wasn't written by the author of the comics BTW), lacks good directing (the director even admitted he doesn't like the comic book series), and despite the (for Belgium) know cast it lacks good acting (since there's not much to go on).

Too bad, since this could have been great. Luk Wijns is a perfect typecast. Given a better script and a better director this could have been good. Now it's just a total waste.

The author of the comics withdrew from this film when it was still in production, and refuses a DVD-release. Chances that one will ever see this film again are minimal. The director (thankfully) learned his lesson too and went on to direct for TV instead of film. So now, most people seem to have forgotten it even exists. Which is probably a good thing...


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