Bouli Lanners at IFFR
The slightly-depressive Didier hears that Dutroux has fled and sets out at once...
Belgian submission for 2009 doesn't stand a chance at the Oscars. In this absurdist-tragic road movie, Yvan (all-round talent Lanners himself) gives the burglar Elie he catches a lift through surrealist, French-speaking Belgium. Beautiful sketches and camerawork.
Black comedy by the makers of Aaltra. In a dismal area of northern France, a group of women suddenly lose their jobs thanks to an unreliable boss. At a trade union meeting where they hear the miserable pittance they are left with, the illiterate Louise suggests putting a price on the boss's head. When this is enthusiastically received, they hire Michel as hitman.
Three boys in the Ardennes: their summer becomes a fairy-tale adventure without parents, without money and - at one point - without shelter. Shot in beautiful CinemaScope, a deadpan poetic narrative by Bouli Lanners (Eldorado) in the spirit of Mark Twain.
The way to the heart is through the stomach. This particularly true for young veterinary student Justine. After the vegetarian is forced to eat raw rabbit during a student initiation, she develops a worrying lust for meat. Already highly lauded, bloody, stomach-turning horror about physical lust in which humans act like animals.
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One person dies and many lives are affected. Everything is related to everyone. What can be decided? Three storylines (with actors like Bouli Lanners, Tahar Rahim and Emmanuelle Seigner) become increasingly intertwined as the clock ticks and a stopped heart may save an unknown life.