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Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)

Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June. Natalie, her brother Chouki, her boyfriend Walter and his ex Lara, the gallery keeper ... See full summary »


Tom Barman


Tom Barman
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Vercruyssen ... Walter
Diane De Belder Diane De Belder ... Lara
Eric Kloeck ... Paul Garcin
Natali Broods ... Natalie
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Chouki
Dirk Roofthooft ... Firmin
Jonas Boel ... Frederique
Titus De Voogdt ... Felix
Sam Louwyck ... Windman
Annick Christiaens ... Elsie
Cedric Faes Cedric Faes ... Charlie
Ides Meire Ides Meire ... Thomas
Louise Fimmers Louise Fimmers ... Julie
Katelijne Damen Katelijne Damen ... Grootmoeder
Diane Meersman Diane Meersman ... Jessie


Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June. Natalie, her brother Chouki, her boyfriend Walter and his ex Lara, the gallery keeper Firmin, unhappily married French language teacher Paul Garcin, a couple of party-loving studs from Ghent (another Flemish city) and the enigmatic Windman, independently go about their lives, which have little in common, yet all end up on the same place for a grand party that evening. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama


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After the street chase scene around 35' there's a cut back into Walters apartment. The front record on the table is Heute by Zwischenfall. On the floor he digs through The Future 12" by Stratus and Things Have Got To Change by Archie Shepp. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, 'Windman' has to dodge the credits dancing around him. See more »


In the Still of the Night
Written by Fred Parris (uncredited)
Performed By Charlie Parker
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One day and one night in the lives of 8 intriguing people, in down town Antwerp
7 May 2006 | by gc-42See all my reviews

This movie blows you off your feet. This debut movie from Tom Barman (known from the Belgian rock band dEUS) introduces you to 8 intriguing people, building blocks of a compelling movie mosaic. They each survive one day and one night in the metropole of Antwerp. Barman paints his characters with great deal of verve and competently interweaves their individual stories, a tour the force that reminds of the best work of Robert Altman and Paul Thomas Anderson. The patchwork of anecdotes surprises, moves, amuses; the dialogues are so natural, they seem to be improvised. Some great performances by Matthias Schoenaerts, Natali Broods and the extremely funny duo from Ghent, Jonas Boel and Titus De Voogdt. Sam Louwyck is the memorable "Windman", a bizarre guy dancing throughout the movie. Sam is also responsible for the stunning choreography, and of course Tom Barman himself took care of the ultra cool Sound Track. We were seriously impressed: Any Way The Wind Blows is a movie that blows you off your feet.

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Flemish | Dutch | English | French

Release Date:

2 October 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Akármerre fúj a szél See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium


Box Office


EUR1,600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Corridor See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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