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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

La Merditude des choses (De helaasheid der dingen)

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h48

Synopsis

Gunther Strobbe, 13, share’s his grandmother’s roof with his father and three uncles. Daily, Gunther is steeped in ambiance of frenzied binges, shameless womanizing and unending bumming around… Gunther looks likely to suffer the same fate. Unless he can find a way to get the hell out of there.

Director

Félix van Groeningen

Felix van Groeningen is 31 and in 2000 completed his directing studies at the Filmacademie of Ghent, where his one of his teachers, Dirk Impens, quickly noticed his unusual talent. Felix has made shorts, written and staged several plays and directed three features, all characterized by a highly personal style and a fascinating vision of men in different environments. He is considered a pioneer of the Belgian New Wave

Bert Haelvoet
Gilda De Bal
Johan Heldenbergh
Kenneth Vanbaeden
Koen De Graeve
Valentijn Dhaenens
Wouter Hendrickx

Screenplay
Felix van Groeningen, Christophe Dirickx, Adapté de : “De helaasheid der dingen” de Dimitri Verhulst

Image
Ruben Impens

Sound
Jan Deca, Michel Shöpping

Editing
Nico Leunen

Music
Jef Neve

Set decoration
Kurt Rigolle

Production :

Menuet bvba F. Lousbergskaai
105 9000 Gent Belgique
Tél : +32 (0)9 235 73 70
Fax : +32 (0)9 235 73 79
info@menuet.be
www.menuet.be

Co-Production : IDTV Film (Pays-Bas)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales :

MK2 55, rue Traversière
75012 Paris France
Tél : +33 (0)1 44 67 30 00
Fax : +33 (0)1 43 07 17 97
mk2@mk2.com
www.mk2.com

Distribution : MK2

Title in Original Version : La Merditude des choses