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Movies (fiction) by Region: Belgium

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Belgium DVDs

The child L'enfant  2006

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd, Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Ségard, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet, and Artificial Eye (Firm)

When a small-time crook and his young girlfriend have a child, he decides to sell the baby for money. When his girlfriend finds out, she goes into shock. While she recovers in the hospital, he tries to get their son back and redeem himself. 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2485


Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1975

Chantal Akerman, Delphine Seyrig, Paradise Films, Helene Films, Unité Trois, and New Yorker Films

This video minutely details three days in the life of a housewife/prostitute. When her daily routine is disrupted, her reaction is extreme. 1 videocassette (200 min.)



Lorna's silence 2010

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd, Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj, Morgan Marinne, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Films du fleuve (Firm), Archipel 35 (Firm), Lucky Red (Firm), Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Arte (Firm), Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Gemini Films, Mogador Film (Firm), Studio Canal+, Cinécinéma (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Lorna is a young Albanian women who dreams of opening up a snack bar with her boyfriend. Without the money, she finds herself entwined in a vicious plan devised by mobster Fabio. A false marriage between Lorna and Claudy will allow her to get her Belgian citizenship. She is then expected to marry a Russian Mafioso who is anxious to get his hands on the Belgian identity papers, after Fabio kills Claudy to speed up the second marriage. But can Lorna keep quiet? 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2417


Lumumba 2002

Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served for less than a year as the first elected prime minister, until he was brutally assassinated. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-5175


Lumumba 2002

Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served for less than a year as the first elected prime minister, until he was brutally assassinated. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-5174


Panique au village 2010, 2009

A stop-motion animated film about toys come to life, based on the Belgian television series with the same title. Cowboy and Indian give Horse a homemade brick barbecue for his birthday, but too many bricks arrive and they destroy their house. Surreal adventures follow as the trio travels to the center of the earth, treks across frozen tundra, and discovers a parallel underwater universe where dishonest creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier-māché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone? 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-4507


Pauline & Paulette 2002

Dominique Janne, Lieven Debrauwer, Jacques Boon, Dora van der Groen, Ann Petersen, Rosemarie Bergmans, Idwig Stéphane, Michel van Laer, Philippe Ravoet, Frederic de Vreese, Erna Siebens, and Hilde Duyck

Mentally-challenged Pauline is obsessed with pretty flowers and her glamorous sister Paulette. When Pauline's caretaker-sister Martha dies suddenly, Pauline has to move in with her sister Paulette, and proceeds to interfere with the day-to-day running of Paulette's lingerie shop and her double life as an opera singer. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-140


La promesse 2001

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, J r mie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ou© draogo,  Rasmane Ouedraogo, Films du fleuve (Firm), Samsa film (Firm), Radio-T© l© vision belge de la communaut©  culturelle fran© aise, Studio Canal+, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Under the conscienceless guidance of his father Roger, fifteen-year old Igor appears destined to a life of petty crime. All changes, however, when Igor delivers an uncompromising promise to Hamidou, an immigrant who, while working illegally for Roger accidentally falls to his death. As Roger scrambles to cover-up the accident, Igor suddenly finds himself torn between his loyalty to Roger and the agreement he made with Hamidou. Suspicious of Roger's motivation and intimately drawn to the heart of his promise, Igor must choose between his love for his father and the demands of his awakening conscience. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-638


Les rendez-vous d'Anna c2009, 1978

Chantal Akerman, Aurore Claement, Helmut Griem, Magali Noel, Janus Films, Helene Films, Unitae Trois, Paradise Films, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

An accomplished filmmaker makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-1657

Belgium - New This Year

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