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Film Fest Gent - De Helaasheid der dingen
Archived: De Helaasheid der dingen - Helaasheid der dingen, de (2009)

director: Felix Van groeningen

composer: Jef Neve
With: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx, Johan Heldenbergh e.a.

Film Fest Gent - De Helaasheid der dingen

In Reetveerdegem (English would be Arsefeatherham), a fictitious derelict hamlet near run-down industrial city Aalst (Alost), five debt-burdened drop-out Strobbe brothers move back in with their pensioned mother 'Meetje', still wasting their lives in dead-end jobs, alcohol, gambling and meaningless sex. Celle also took in, as if their baby brother, his son Gunther. Nobody expects the knave (13) to grow up and become a respectable citizen either, despite his better IQ and attitude, as his uncles' and father's mischief and reputation seem to sabotage every single opportunity. Discovering love may motivate him after all, or accidental paternity could drag him down to father's level.


director: Felix Van groeningen
composer: Jef Neve
producer: Dirk Impens
screenplay: Christophe Dirickx en Felix van Groeningen naar het boek van Dimitri Verhulst
Editor: Nico Leunen
Cinematography: Ruben Impens
sound: Jan Deca

production company: Menuet

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Country: Belgium
year: 2009

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