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Luc Pien

Vergeten straat

110' - 1999 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Dutch
Director: Luc Pien Composer: Adriano Cominotto With: Jos Verbist, Anja Daems, Caroline Maes
A small dead end street with working-class houses in a large Belgian city. Due to some miscalculations in huge construction works, the inhabitants are in imminent danger of being evicted. They try to organise themselves to face these threatening circumstances while at the same time dealing with egoism and individualism. A writer who has his studio in one of the little houses and witnesses the inhabitants’ efforts to prevent eviction, fantasises on a kind of “brave new world” amongst the people in this cul-de-sac: a world in which freedom, fraternity and equality are no vain terms. Is this attempt at a miniature anarchic society pure fantasy, or would it also work in reality?

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Credits

Director

Luc Pien

Composer

Adriano Cominotto

With

Jos Verbist, Anja Daems, Caroline Maes

Scenario

Bob Goossens

Director of Photography

Chris Renson

Editor

Joris Brouwers

Producer

Grietje Lammertyn, Tharsi Vanhuysse

More information

Dialogue

Dutch

Countries of production

Belgium

Screenplay based on

"Vergeten Straat" (Louis Paul Boon)

Year

1999

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