The Misfortunates

The Misfortunates  {De Helaasheid der Dingen}
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The Misfortunates
De Helaasheid der Dingen
Belgium, 2009, 108 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama
Program: Awards Buzz: Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Dutch English Sub-Titles

Awards: "Golden Starfish Award, Best Feature & Best Cinematography & Best Screenplay, Hamptons; Cannes Direc

With great performances, superb direction and a wonderful score, Felix van Groeningen's alternately hilarious and poignant tale of the loser Strobbe brothers and the looking-to-get-out son of one of them mixes belly laughs with more introspective and thoughtful moments to great effect.

Filmmaker expected to attend:  Director Felix van Groeningen

DIRECTOR: Felix van Groeningen
Producer: Dirk Impens
Editor: Nico Leunen
Screenwriter: Christophe Dirickx, Felix van Groeningen, based on the novel by Dimitri Verhulst
Cinematographer: Ruben Impens
Music: Jef Neve
Principal Cast: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx, Gilda De Bal
Filmography: With Friends Like These (2007), Steve + Sky (2004)
Print Source: MK2

Consulate General of Belgium, Consulate General of Switzerland, Film Fund Luxembourg, French Embassy: LA Film & TV Office, Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles, TV5 Monde

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