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Schellebelle 1919 (2011)

After the Great War, traumatized Yser front hero Casimir Van De Velde returns home. He's not amused to see his bitchy sister Coralie turned it into a virtual orphanage and home for other ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Raouf Hadj Mohamed Raouf Hadj Mohamed ... Latif
Arne Vereecken Arne Vereecken ... Casimir Van De Velde
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Baeyens Jan Baeyens ... Waalse soldaat 3
Thomas Bauwens Thomas Bauwens ... Britse soldaat 3
Zaza Bauwens Zaza Bauwens ... Maria Hoste - één
Marnix Bontinck Marnix Bontinck ... Barman Carlos
Meredith Bontinck Meredith Bontinck ... Henriette Hoste
Paul Bontinck Paul Bontinck ... Wilfried
Florian Boterdaele Florian Boterdaele ... Henri Van Lippevelde
Ester Cattoir Ester Cattoir ... Coralie Van De Velde
Stany Crets
Jenny De Backer Jenny De Backer ... Vrouw 1
Karine De Both Karine De Both ... Non 5
Patrick De Both Patrick De Both ... Veerman
Eddy De Cuyper Eddy De Cuyper ... Dré
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After the Great War, traumatized Yser front hero Casimir Van De Velde returns home. He's not amused to see his bitchy sister Coralie turned it into a virtual orphanage and home for other juvenile strays while their father, an even worse traumatized sniper but now utter lush, has to be chained in a barn. Yet Casimir soon takes to the kids and grows utterly protective of the irregular commune, which displeases the municipal authorities, who want the minors placed in official care and the land used for a project of the mayor's business ally. French colonial cavalry veteran Latiff was hired into a band of ruffians to chase them, but decides to join instead and fight off the fiends. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

27 July 2011 (Belgium) See more »

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OKA vzw See more »
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2.35 : 1
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10 for effort
11 December 2012 | by duvel123See all my reviews

Schellebelle 1919 is not your typical movie, and I don't know if one should judge it as such. This project never really was about the result, it was all about the journey.

If one doesn't know the story behind the creation of this picture, one might be disappointed; its clearly not the best movie ever made. The scrip is a bit weak, screenplay often leaves to be desired, acting is a mixed bag with some strong performances and some rather poor ones. Photography is pretty good though, and the movie has a very authentic atmosphere. Overall I definitely found it enjoyable, but no more than that.

But if you know this movie is the brainchild of 2 guys in a pub making a bet that they could engage an entire (small rural) village to produce and act a movie; from the costumes to the set building to the acting, (almost) everything was done by local amateurs most of whom have never acted in their life (and most of whom will never act again). It was all done on a shoe string budget too, if you take that in to account, the result is simply stunning.

Ester Cattoir (Coralie Van De Velde) delivers such a strong performance, I have to wonder why I haven't seen her in other movies or at least TV work since. I was almost as impressed with Karel De Jaeger (Adolf Annemans) who I could have sworn to be a professional actor, and a good one at that.

Overall, as a viewer I would probably rate this movie only 5 or 6 stars if I didn't know anything about it, but it being what it is, I have to give it a solid 10 for effort.


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