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Aanrijding in Moscou (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 January 2008 (Belgium)
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Matty, a 41-year old mother of three with a husband in his midlife-crisis, meets 29-year old Johnny, a truck driver, who takes an interest in her.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Sarafian ... Matty
Jurgen Delnaet ... Johnny
Johan Heldenbergh ... Werner
Anemone Valcke ... Vera
Sofia Ferri Sofia Ferri ... Fien
Julian Borsani Julian Borsani ... Peter
Bob De Moor Bob De Moor ... Jacques
Jits Van Belle Jits Van Belle ... Nicky
Griet van Damme ... Nathalie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Buylaert Lisa Buylaert ... Fliekes 1
Yvonne Delcour Yvonne Delcour ... Oud Dametje
Thomas Dhanens Thomas Dhanens ... Bediende
Camille Friant Camille Friant ... Iris
Rania Gaaloul Rania Gaaloul ... Fliekes 2
Frederik Imbo Frederik Imbo ... Maxime
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Storyline

Matty is a 41-year old troubled married woman. Or, as she puts it, her husband is going through a midlife crisis, her oldest daughter is in puberty, her youngest daughter thinks she's in puberty and her son can't find his way into puberty. And, after an accident when leaving the parking lot of the local supermarket, her car needs a repair. To her surprise and disbelief, the 29-year old driver whose truck she hits (Johnny), takes an interest in her. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Flemish | Dutch

Release Date:

30 January 2008 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow, Belgium See more »

Filming Locations:

Ghent, Flanders, Belgium

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Budget:

€725,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$183,594 (Belgium), 3 February 2008, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The film was shot on 20 days on a shoestring budget. See more »

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When the accident occurs, the license plate on Johnny's truck reads "BPS-701". Later, when Johnny fixes Matty's car, her car has the exact same license plates. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: Do you know what they say in Italy?
Johnny: 'Ti Amo'
Matty: D'you know what they say in Ledeberg?
Matty: 'Kiss my ass!'
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Human drama as the story
18 February 2009 | by CelluloidTapeSee all my reviews

Screenwriters, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem and Pat van Beirs have written a script that gives us close scrutiny at a woman's character and how it slowly changes or bends as circumstances arise. They have done it well.

It is more often than not that one wold find character development like this in a "foreign" film. Maybe that is changing, and that would be a good thing. If we can trust that our audiences will watch characters interacting with one another, without the need for some cinematic shock, i.e. action, suspense, sex, etc, then we may have more movies like this in the U.S. I have nothing against action, suspense, sex, etc, it's just that we could use more movies that depict character studies.

Director, Christophe Van Rompaey takes the reins and nicely dramatizes this story about a domestic life, while holding back any temptation to rush.

Very nice performances are given by Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet and Johan Hildenbergh.

Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh, Anemone Valcke, Sofia Ferri , Julian Borsani, Bob De Moor, Jits Van Belle and Griet van Damme


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