Shades is a film about (imaginary) Belgian serial killer Freddy Lebecq which producer Max Vogel, a former lawyer, is determined to make into an internationally co-produced, relatively big ... See full summary »
Erik Van Looy
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »
Antje de Boeck
Hector had been in the orphanage for 35 years, until his aunt Ella and uncle Achiel pick him up. They want him to work at their bakery. At his new home he also helps training Achiel's son, ... See full summary »
Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.
Erik Van Looy
Koen De Bouw,
The once unconditional friendship between police officers Vincke and Verstuyft hits a very rough patch when they come up against a series of gruesome murders. Complicating matters even ... See full summary »
Koen De Bouw,
Werner De Smedt,
Sammy Raes, a nice, naive law-freshman from a simple family, dies in a form of hazing known as the 'flying carpet'. The father of the arrogant fraternity president Guy Bogaerts who ordered this reckless procedure abuses his connections to prevent a judicial homicide conviction, while the college authorities prefer to avoid a scandal in the press. However Sammy's freshmen friends Tom Smits and Dennis won't leave it at that.Written by
I saw this movie for a second time on TV and it still hasn't lost its basic intensity. The contents have been extensively reviewed in other contributions to this site. Although it may appear exaggerated to someone who is not familiar with local traditions, I can assure you that these things did ( and probably still do in some cases) happen during the so-called initiation of students here in Belgium. Although this freshmen's ritual should be one of student-like inoffensive fun, it is often accompanied by a lurking form of menace as so many of us have experienced.It is not the initiation as such that forms a real problem but the attitude of those students who are in charge. One can never really know what goes on in others and this apprehension towards human conduct in general is the main theme on which the movie is based.All-round good acting performances and with Erik Van Looy directing,one of the most competent directors this country has to offer, little could have gone wrong.
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