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Raoul Servais

De Valse Noot

Director Raoul Servais Cast Werner Edebau
10' - 1963 - Animated film, Short - Dialogue: no dialogue
This short film is part of the Raoul Servais Shorts.

A small beggar tries in vain to obtain alms in the big city where everything depends on publicity, efficiency and profit. The melody of his barrel organ always ends with an impressive false note, which annoys the townspeople terribly. Ultimately, the beggar will receive alms that will fulfill his life dream.

Original music was composed by Luc Van Branteghem. The film will be screened with the live performance of a new score by Boshaard taken from their theatre tour BOSHAARD X SERVAIS in which several short films by Raoul Servais will be accompanied by live music from Boshaard.

The Belgian music collective Boshaard is the new project by Toon Bosschaert (Waar is Ken? ...) and Dominique Vantomme (Axelle Red, Végir ...). In 2021, they released their warmly received, self-titled debut album. They always perform their music live with classical piano, synthesizers, analogue drum computers and pay a lot of attention to the visual aspect by mixing visuals live with the music. Boshaard's music goes in many directions: from neo classical, to club shows, to heavy raves.

BOSHAARD X SERVAIS is a unique experience, somewhere between concert and film. A dark trip through piano improvisations, haunting themes and beats that stick to the ribs, while Raoul Servais' films take the audience by the hand visually.

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Raoul Servais


Werner Edebau


Raoul Servais

Production studios

Absolon Films

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Raoul Servais
Harbor Lights (short, 1960), November Diversion (short, 1962), The False Note (short, 1963), Chromophobia (short, 1965), Sirene (short, 1968), Goldframe (short, 1969), To Speak or Not to Speak (short, 1970), Operation X-70 (short, 1971), Pegasus (short, 1973), Het Lied van Haleweyn (short, 1976), Harpya (short, 1979), Die schöne gefangene (1982), Taxandria (1994), Nocturnal Butterflies (1998), Atraksion (short, 2001), Winter Days (short, 2003), Tank (short, 2015), Der Lange Kerl (short, 2021)