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The Perfect Belgian

In a country where languages and communities are so easily mixed up, nationalism meets surrealism.

Videos

The Perfect Belgian | Official trailer

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Cultural History, Personal Doc, Human Interest, and Social Issues
Synopsis

The filmmaker, who lives now in the UK, stumbles on a 8mm family-archive from the World Trade Fair, ’58 in Brussels. Belgium showed what it meant to be a proud nation, amongst many other nations at the time.

Many years later, he wonders what it means to be Belgian in a globalised world.

The Perfect Belgian is a road movie about the country and its citizens.

In a country where languages and communities are so easily mixed up, nationalism meets surrealism and language barriers become blurry borders.

Stage
finished
Running time
34 minutes

Credits

  • Kristof Bilsen ... Kristof Bilsen
  • EDUARDO SERRANO ... EDITOR
  • ALCYONA MICK ... MUSIC SUPERVISOR
  • BELGIN KAPLAN ... ONLINE-EDITOR AND COLOUR GRADER
  • THOMAS FENNELL ... SOUND RECORDIST
  • NIKOLA ZIVOJINOVIC ... SOUND DESIGNER
  • JON WYGENS ... MUSICIAN
  • GEOFF HANNAN ... MUSICIAN
  • JAY PRICE ... SOUND ENGINEER

Production Details

Prod. Co.
National Film+Television School
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2009/2010
Locations
UK, Belgium

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Distribution
National Film+Television School
Language
flemish, french, english
Subtitles
english

Photos

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