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The Giants (2011)

Les géants (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 12 October 2011 (Belgium)
Brothers Seth and Zak, fifteen and thirteen & 3/4 years old, are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Bouli Lanners

Writers:

Elise Ancion, Bouli Lanners (scriptwriter)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zacharie Chasseriaud ... Zak
Martin Nissen Martin Nissen ... Seth
Paul Bartel Paul Bartel ... Dany
Karim Leklou ... Angel
Didier Toupy Didier Toupy ... Boeuf
Gwen Berrou Gwen Berrou ... Marthe la copine de Boeuf - Boeuf's Girlfriend
Marthe Keller ... Rosa
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Le chef des déménageurs - Head of Removers
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Brothers Seth and Zak, fifteen and thirteen & 3/4 years old, are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent the house out to a local drug dealer, but things don't go exactly as planned... Written by PAolo

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Freedom is the greatest adventure.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Belgium | France | Luxembourg

Language:

French | Slovak | Russian

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Giants See more »

Filming Locations:

Méan, Havelange, Belgium See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Performed by Horse Feathers
With permission of Lucky Madison
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Tale of growing up
23 February 2012 | by pattikawaSee all my reviews

During watching this film, I was a bit skeptical. It's true that some scenery shots are truly beautiful and some scenes are (supposed to be) funny. I find the humor is somewhat predictable, or it is just not my kind of humor. But I give this film a credit because one single message that comes over me. It came at the end of the movie.

The story tells a friendship among three teenagers, two of them are brothers. They are raised at an unlucky environment: lack attention of parents, an older brother who beats and sells and uses drugs. With their still naive view of the world, they try to have fun and survive.

The two brothers are left alone in their dead grandpa's house in a village. The parents seem not to care. They are having fun with a joyride in their grandpa's car, smoking joints and stealing food from the neighbor's cellar. So far so good, until they run out of money. They are told that they can earn money by renting the house for weed planting. From here things are gone wrong and they are forced to move out of the house with very little money. This is a recipe for a story: adventure, humorous and heartbreaking scenes.

The film did not succeed to intrigue me. It was somewhat predictable and it does not offer something new, in my opinion. Bit if you seek for an evening of good entertainment, this film would not disappoint you. It is 'light', but with a somewhat serious message. These young people finally choose adventure above security, a daring and exciting choice. Adventure into the wild, at the same time beautiful landscape. It's a symbol of growing up.


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