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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 »

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Tom Barman

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Tom Barman
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Cast

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 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
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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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Country:

Belgium

Language:

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

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Budget:

€1,600,000 (estimated)
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Corridor See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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

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There will be No Next Time
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It's the breeze
8 April 2004 | by trdrenthSee all my reviews

Barman just wanted to make a movie because he wanted to. Just as simple as that, and he succeeded. Not only in his goal, but also in making a wonderful movie, especially visually. He knows how to use pans, slow-motion sequences, tracking shots, crane shots, etc. in a beautiful, smooth way. This gives the movie a very relaxing feel to it.

The story is about the lives of 8 very different characters who have nothing in common except one thing: a party that they all attend to, which also is the turnpoint of this movie. The beauty of this picture lies not in the question how the characters have effect on eachother (in comparance with a similar, of course better movie like Magnolia). I simply don't think that that was Barman's idea. The beauty lies in the different details of experiences that people go through which makes or breaks their lives. Barman is very successful in telling those little stories that describe little experiences. He knows people..... and Antwerp.

The soundtrack of the movie is also excellent, but not a surprise as we know that Barman is also a very succesful songwriter and musician with his band dEUS. The music is sometimes hot and at the same time relaxing which contributes to the sunny, smooth feel of the movie. Other times we hear funky pop/rock-melodies which give some scenes the strength that they need.

There's only one flaw, and that's the last half an hour. Was it the runtime, which was breaking me up? Or weren't the last scenes that fresh and accurate than the scenes until then? I can't figure it out...

All in all a beautiful sunny movie which lifts the Belgian cinema up.

8 out of 10!

(It's the breeze that flows through a girl's hair on a sunny afternoon making her even more beautiful; it's the fresh breeze that makes you relax when it passes you at a crowded party when someone opens the door; it's the breeze that carries the perfume from that beautiful girl sitting next to you in the park who you just met a week ago; it's the breeze.....)


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