1985. Georges is a born market vendor. As a driven salesman he can sell anything to any one, at any time. When he hears the Pope is coming to Belgium, he spots an opportunity. In close ...
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When her marriage fails Sylvia is forced to move with her children into a brothel on the Chaussée d'Amour. Out of financial necessity she decides to exploit the bar. Meanwhile a detective tries to solve an old murder case.
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Felix van Groeningen
Koen De Graeve
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010. In Bruges, more than 200 riders and their entourage are ready for the 94th Tour of Flanders. A sea of fans waits for them along the trail, while millions of others follow 'Flanders finest' on radio or TV.
Jaak Van Assche
Michel, Guido and Frankie have been co-workers and close friends for years. But when their boss gets fired, Guido gets a promotion and is replaced by the odd Alain Vandam. No normal day ... See full summary »
Dirk van Dijck
1985. Georges is a born market vendor. As a driven salesman he can sell anything to any one, at any time. When he hears the Pope is coming to Belgium, he spots an opportunity. In close proximity to the grounds where tens of thousands of believers will attend an open-air mass, Café Derby is for rent. Georges is convinced he'll earn a small fortune. His wife and five children however, are not convinced, as it would mean moving again in very short notice. But they'll soon find out that when George puts his mind to something, there's no stopping him. Café Derby tells the tragicomic story of a cheerful but slightly dysfunctional family, inspired by true events. Café Derby is the first feature film by Lenny Van Wesemael, a production of Menuet.Written by
Café Derby is based on the true story of Pope John Paul II's visit to Belgium from 16 to 21 May 1985. The footage of the Pope in the movie is actual footage of the outdoor Mass led by the Pope in Ghent on 17 May 1985 which was attended by 150,000 people. See more »