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Ghost Tropic
Archived: Ghost Tropic (2019)

director: Bas Devos

composer: Brecht Ameel
With: Saadia Bentaïeb, Nora Dari, Maaike Neuville, a.o.

duration: 85 minutes

Official Selection - In Competition

In Bas Devos' 'Ghost Tropic', the viewer is given a radically different view of Brussels from the haunted city he captured in 'Hellhole' only a few months earlier.After shooting 'Hellhole', that documents the blanket of fear encapsulating Brussels after the attacks of March 22, the director feared he had given the wrong impression of his home base and took to the streets again for this roadmovie, bringing a ray of sunshine to the city. This low-budget art house production follows 59-year-old Khadija as she tries to make her way home after having missed her stop on the last subway. The camera is kinder to Brussels here, and manages to find the beauty in every nook and cranny, even in the mundane.


director: Bas Devos
composer: Brecht Ameel
producer: Marc Goyens, Tomas Leyers, Nabil Ben Yadir, Benoit Roland
screenplay: Bas Devos
Editor: Bas Devos, Dieter Diependaele
Cinematography: Grimm Vandekerckhove

production company: Quetzalcoatl

More info

dialogue: French, Dutch
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Belgium
year: 2019


BAS DEVOS: Taurus (2006, short), Pillar (2006, short), The Close (2008, short), Violet (2014), Hellhole (2019), Ghost Tropic (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

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