La fleurière

The Flower Shop

Ruben Desiere

From the storeroom of a florist’s shop, Tomi, Rasto and Mizu are digging a tunnel to get to the safe of the Belgian National Bank. This is not your slick break-in. All they have is a pick and a shovel. They don’t even have a plan of the underground sewers, so their digging is followed by endless searching. To make matters worse, incessant rain is filling the sewer system with water.
Disillusion, self-pity and opportunism by turns characterise the tragicomic discussions between the would-be thieves. The heist film genre, with its codes and set patterns, acts as the backdrop to a portrait of marginalised characters trying to bend fate to their will. Painterly shots of rain-soaked daylight or a chair next to a freshly dug hole underline how their lives have come to a standstill. Their endeavour seems doomed from the start. But then, every underdog has its day, doesn’t it?

Screenings

  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 6
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 5
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 5
    English subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 6
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Ruben Desiere
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Belgium, Slovakia
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
78’
Language
Roma
Producer
Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Ruben Desiere
Production Company
Accattone Films
Sales
The Open Reel
Writer
Ruben Desiere
Cinematography
Ruben Desiere
Editor
Elias Grootaers
Production Design
Simon Van Den Abeele , Oscar Willems
Sound Design
Sabrina Calmels
Cast
Tomáš Balog, Rastislav Vaňo, Vladimír Balász, Bartolomej Mroč