EN - A dramatic comedy on three septuagenarian women who set up an R&B Band.

FR - Un comédie passionnante sur trois femmes septuagénaires formant un groupe de R&B.


Title The Over the Hill Band
Original title Meisjes
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2009


Cast Jan van Looveren, Marilou Mermans, Lut Tomsin, Lea Couzin, Lucas van den Eynden, Michel Israël, Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, François Beukelaers, Greg Timmermans, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Veerle Baetens
Photography Gerd Schelfhout
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Music Various Artists

Technical specs

Running time film 100'
Release format Red Cam
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by

Flanders Audiovisuel Fund (VAF), CCA, MEDIA, i2i, Tax Shelter


2009: Grand Prix Hydro-Québec (Festival Du Cinema International en Abitibi-Temiscamingue)

A bit of French for Enthoven in LA

Geoffrey Enthoven’s The Over the Hill Band in which three female septuagenarians set up an R&B band is selected to be part of the LA Week of French Language Cinema (19 – 24 March).

the over the hill bandDirected by Geoffrey Enthoven from a script by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem (Moscow, Belgium) and Chris Craps (Crusade in Jeans), the story follows Claire (Marilou Mermans), a 70-year-old woman coping with the onset of senility in the wake of her husband's death. While her supportive married son Michel (Lucas van den Eijnde) manages Claire's bank account and her increasing medical needs, his thuggish brother Sid (Jan Van Looveren), the black sheep of the family, buries himself in alcoholism and a failed music career.

Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

Over the Hill Band opens in US

Geoffrey Enthoven’s The Over the Hill Band opened in New York on Friday. The film, starring Marilou Mermans, Lut Tomsin, Lea Couzin and Jan Van Looveren, premiered in the city’s East Village theatre and will open in other key US cities as of 3 March. Distributor is Neo Classics.

Still from Over The Hill BandIn The Over the Hill Band, recently widowed 70-year-old Claire decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl band she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel son is hesitant at first but eventually agrees under one condition.

Published on Monday 28 February 2011

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Short info

Director Geoffrey Enthoven
Producers Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem , Dries Phlypo
Writers Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem , Chris Craps

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