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TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2009 (USA)
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Yvan finds a burglar in his house. He doesn't call the police and decides to give the young man a lift home to his parents.

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Bouli Lanners

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Bouli Lanners
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bouli Lanners ... Yvan
Fabrice Adde ... Didier dit Elie
Philippe Nahon ... Le collectionneur
Didier Toupy Didier Toupy ... Le naturiste
Françoise Chichéry Françoise Chichéry ... La maman d'Elie
Stefan Liberski Stefan Liberski ... Le garagiste #1
Baptiste Isaia Baptiste Isaia ... Le garagiste #2
Jean-Jacques Rausin Jean-Jacques Rausin ... Le motard #1
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Le motard #2
Jean-Luc Meekers Jean-Luc Meekers ... L'homme du parking
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul
Pauline Denis Pauline Denis
Fanny Deprelle Fanny Deprelle
Marc Joris Marc Joris ... Jésus
Claude Pinchart Claude Pinchart ... Le compagnon d'Alain Delon
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Storyline

Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some extraordinary people and find themselves in ditto situations. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

California Wash See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$195, 5 June 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,443, 9 August 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Award: Prix du Label Europa Cinémas See more »

Soundtracks

La Brabançonne
(hymne national belge)
Lyrics by Jenneval
Music by François van Campenhout (1830)
Sung by Fabrice Adde
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Good stuff
16 July 2008 | by jmai-2See all my reviews

This is a humorous film with a serious subtext. Bouli Lanners knows better than to befriend a young burglar he finds in his house, but, even though he's convinced the kid is a drug addict, he does anyway. He's got his reasons, which come out slowly. The two set off on a cross country (Belgium that is) road trip and meet some strange characters, including an elderly nudist, a psychic, and others. Each scene contains an interesting encounter, and the countryside is filmed beautifully. Bouli's behavior seems irrational throughout, but at the end you piece together why he does what he does, and you reread the film in your head.

A little trivia. Bouli Lanners played a role in Asterix at the Olympics, alongside Alain Delon. Apparently Delon was such a jerk that Lanners stole his folding chair on the set. Well, the chair shows up here where it belongs to the ridiculous old nudist who sits in it throughout his scenes. Apparently Alain is none too happy...


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