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Belgium's official Entry to the Academy Awards' Foreign Language category
Belgium 2009 | Run time: 108 min.
Director: Felix Van Groeningen | Language: Flemish
Gunther Strobbe, 13, lives with his father and three uncles at his grandmother’s house. Every day he is faced with their drinking, fighting, and shameful laziness. Gunther must find a way to escape this misfortune or he will end up in the same situation as his derelict family.
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Cast & Crew
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Producer: Dirk Impens (Academy Award nominated producer)
Cast: Koen De Graeve, Johan Heldenbergh, Wouter Hendrickx, Bert Haelvoet, Valentijn Dhaenens, Kenneth Vanbaeden, Gilda De Bal, Pauline Grossen, Natali Broods, Sara De Bosschere,Jos Geens
Screen Play Adapted by: Christophe Dirickx and Felix van Groeningen.
Based on the novel of the same name
by Demitri Verhulst
CICAE Award – 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection – 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection – 2009 Hamptons Film Festival
Official Selection – 2009 Pusan International Film Festival
Official Selection – 2010 Palm Springs Film Festival
Winner - Special Mention, ART CINEMA AWARD jury,
Winner – Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography,2009 Hamptons Film Festival
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