Belgium, 2008, 80 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Topics: Buddy Picture, Comedy, Drama, Road Movie
Program: Awards Buzz
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2008, Best Foreign Language Film
Best European Film, Cannes Directors Fort
A heroin addict and the lonely car dealer whom he has just tried to burgle end up taking an eventful road trip together in actor-director Bouli Lanners' small but damn near perfectly formed seriocomedy. Like Lanners' Ultranova, it tracks quirky, troubled characters, and strikes a just-so balance between absurdist humor and sadness.
DIRECTOR: Bouli Lanners
Producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Editor: Ewin Ryckaert
Screenwriter: Bouli Lanners
Cinematographer: Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
Music: Renaud Mayeur, An Pierle, Koen Gisen
Principal Cast: Bouli Lanners, Fabrice Adde, Philippe Nahon, Didier Toupy, Franise Chichy
Filmography: Ultranova (2005)
Print Source: Films Distribution
Official Film Website
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