Generatie B

  • 90'
  • Belgium
  • 2017

Some forty years ago, the punk movement emerged in England among disaffected youth suffering an economic crisis, unemployment and disillusionment. What if that also now affects millennials? Generation B imagines a dystopia where Belgium has lost Standard and Poor’s cherished A rating, downgraded to a shameful B. But baby-boomers desperately want to cling onto their remaining privileges, leaving the young literally begging for jobs and sleeping on the street. 
In Brussels, Jonas struggles to get his life together and his girlfriend back. He then meets strange characters who quietly prepare a revolution against their elders. Stand-up comedian Joost Vandecasteele mocks the generation gap, consumerism and apathetic millennials. His ragtag and proto-punk world is painfully plausible. Channelling his anger means not joining a rock band but a call-centre where others want to humiliate you — old-fashioned rebellion has morphed into a mix of neurotic resignation and comic action.

Director
Pieter Van Hees
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Belgium
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
90'
Medium
File
International title
Generation B
Languages
English, French, Dutch
Producers
Marijke Wouters, Saskia Verboven, Pieter Van Huyck, Kim Vandercruyssen
Production Company
De Mensen
Sales
De Mensen
Screenplay
Pieter Van Hees, Joost Vandecasteele
Cinematography
Brecht Goyvaerts
Editor
Koen Timmerman
Production Design
Johan Van Essche
Sound Design
Jan Deca
Music
Nico Renson
Cast
Jeroen Van der Ven, Ella-June Henrard, Efrat Galai, Eva Binon, Katelijne Damen, Jeroen Perceval, Mungu Cornelis
Website
http://www.demensen.be