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Films From Belgium

A young Belgian journalist, Pierre, has a successful partnership with an Arab pickpocket, working the Belgian subways. ... Later, Pierre discovers his fellow thief dead in mysterious circumstances. ... He decides to leave his girl¬friend and son in Brussels and visit the dead man's village in ... Read more
A factory worker from Brussels sprouts an obsession with peas! A culinary comedy of uncanny dimensions. ... Read more
Seven year old Kristien is a well-meaning young girl from an affluent family, who has a talent for doing the wrong thing despite her best intentions. Her mother is a loving but unpredictable woman with a violent temper. When her mother takes her off to a boarding school, Kristien's fear leads her ... Read more
“If I want to make a modern film, a disturbing film, I also want it to be positive, in spite of the bleakness and the blackness of the subject.” - director Patrice Leconte ... The topic of suicide isn't usually the first thing one thinks of when looking for a musical comedy, but the dark humour ... Read more
In Belgium, the North and South have traditionally been in conflict. Albert, a Belgian in his mid 30s runs a hot chips stand that straddles the border between the two communities. When he hands his customers their chips he is in Flanders, but when he submerges a fresh batch in the sizzling cooking ... Read more
A cartoon about a little man whose talent will be coveted by the all-consuming society, by money-minded war mongers, and by a totalitarian power. ... Read more
The dialogues of the characters of this animated film are both audible and visible. ... Read more
A manic and charismatic film that breaks all speed records for whimsy and slapstick. ... Housemates Indian, Cowboy and the love-struck Horse live in a rural town populated with a gaggle of plastic toys, including a hyperactive postman, musical farm animals and pointy-headed bad guys. Their ... Read more
A little boy loses his dog and his friends set out to help him find it. The search results in a number of amusing adventures, during which the children are under the protection of two worldly and comic detectives, well known to the youngsters of Europe from a famous series of children's books ... Read more
Based on his art, the film interprets the soul of the negro in The Belgian Congo. ... The material is divided into three parts: "The Birth of Man" covers the life of man, from birth to death, as it appears in the native sculpture. His growth throughout childhood until his later dominance over the ... Read more
When a rock catches the attention of the odd inhabitants of an otherwise empty and timeless landscape, it sets off a strange chain of events. ... D Ulrich Totier P Sophie Fallot S Julie Rousset, Ulrich Totier L no dialogue TD DCP/2013 ... Read more
In 1937 the art world was startled by the discovery of a canvas, "Christ at Emmaus", recognised by the famous expert. Bredius, as an authentic Vermeer. In the years that followed many similar paintings were discovered, all bearing the same mark of authenticity. Ten years later came Van Meegeren's ... Read more
A young boy's perspective on life is coloured by an early mishap, but nothing can dull Vincent's hopes for a bright future full of love. A jewel of a film. ... Read more
A film essay on Picasso's development as a painter and a potter combined with an interview with the artist at his studio in Vallauris. Awarded the International Documentary prize at the Venice Festival in 1950. ... Read more
Violent, kinetic and sexy, crime thriller Viva Riva! stares down the barrel of Kinshasa's savage criminal underworld, shattering staid preconceptions of African filmmaking. ... Cocky small-time gangster Riva steals a priceless truckload of petrol; flush with illicit cash, he embarks on a hedonistic ... Read more
A young man attempts to keep his father in hospital happy, even if it means breaking all the rules. ... Read more
Wellington's headquarters still stand m the peaceful village of Waterloo; Napoleon's army tent, swords, flags are on display in the museum where visitors are shepherded past wax figures, paintings, firearms, and even skeletons collected from the fields. The camera takes in the silent, brooding ... Read more
A man comes to pick up his daughter from school. Nothing unusual apart from the way people are looking at him. He is divorced and takes the little girl to the seaside. On the way to the coast, a policeman becomes aggressive as he looks at his papers. At the seaside he doesn't want to be disturbed ... Read more
Bruxelles' staid old brick buildings are decorated with vivid, gay designs. ... Read more
“Konraad writes a letter. This is where the film begins. Eventually he will die. This is where the film ends.” - filmmaker Nanouk Leopold After the death of his wife, Konraad decides he wants to join her, much to the dismay of his only daughter, Maria. Maria's own family is a mess. Her ... Read more
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