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The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta (2013)

The Miracle of Life (original title)
The heartbreaking story of a living placenta that is raised as a human, a christian, a soldier.


Shana Lazou (story), Joël Rabijns (story) | 5 more credits »




Credited cast:
Pascal Maetens Pascal Maetens ... Marianne
Karel Vingerhoets ... Father Julio Gritty
Celine Verbeeck ... Angie The Prostitute
Jérémie Petrus Jérémie Petrus ... Francis
Andreas Perschewski Andreas Perschewski ... Harry the street bum
Sofie Hoflack ... Rihanna
Koen Blauwblomme Koen Blauwblomme ... Michael the bullly
Korneel Cornelis Korneel Cornelis ... Otis the little bully
Gert Jochems Gert Jochems ... Mr. David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Bale Chris Bale ... Reggy
Renato Brabants Renato Brabants ... Dr. Ford
Miro Brooks Miro Brooks ... Male nurse (as Miro Broeckx)
Wim A. Christiaens Wim A. Christiaens ... News Anchor
Eline Danasovsky Eline Danasovsky ... Nurse Suzy
Ben De Raes Ben De Raes ... Patrick


In a twisted world, Marianne gives birth to a rather unusual child. While the child is born dead, life finds its way through the afterbirth. Marianne decides to raise her placenta as a normal human being; as a young man named Luke. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence, faith and sensitivity. Luke struggles for his place in a world of drunks, junkies, whores and bodybuilders. An insane world that treats him as a freak. As this hostile society slowly pushes him towards the edge, Luke has to choose between holding on to his gentle ideals or becoming the merciless soldier his mother always wanted him to be. Written by Yves Sondermeier and Joel Rabijns

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A bio-ethical horror movie for the whole family - no one under 18 allowed


Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Did You Know?


During the premiere at the Sphinx cinema in Belgium, audiences were offered popcorn in custom-made "Popcorn and vomit bags" by one of the wrestlers from the film and two girls (one of them Sofie Hoflack as her Rihanna character) in originally designed bikini's. This promotional stunt broke the theater's 25 year no-popcorn policy. See more »


Marianne: Do I look like someone who would go to the hookers?
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to (...) the nurse at UZ who gave us a research placenta without asking questions See more »


Features First Spaceship on Venus (1960) See more »


Uncontrollable Passion
Composed and performed by Russ Huddleston and Robert Smith Jr.
Sourced from the HD restoration of Manos: The Hands of Fate by Benjamin Solovey
Compiled by Derek Singer
Engineering by Derek Singer and Cory Fujimori
Legal by Ian K Friedman, Esq.
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User Reviews

A true gem.
31 May 2019 | by toddlpetroffSee all my reviews

Glad I found this movie. I've often wondered how difficult it would be to raise a placenta. Luke was a very moody one, and difficult to get along with.

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Release Date:

25 June 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zeebraman Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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