EN - Three boys are playing soldiers in the vast dunes of the Flemish coast. 10-year-old little rascal Karel gets separated from his two friends. He discovers a young couple making love, hidden from sight, deep in the dunes. A discovery which will alter his life and can only be remembered in secrecy.

NL - Drie jongens spelen soldaatje in het uitgestrekte duinenlandschap aan de Vlaamse kust. Karel, een wildebras van tien jaar oud, raakt afgescheiden van zijn twee vrienden. Diep verscholen tussen de duinen maakt Karel een ontdekking die zijn leven zal veranderen en enkel in geheimhouding herinnerd kan worden.


Title The Hunger
Original title De honger
Original version Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year of production 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-11-28


Cast Vincent Collin, Dorien De Clippel, Mathias Van Mieghem
Photography Philip Van Volsem
Editing Els Voorspoels
Sound Jeroen Truijens
Art director Ravit Bechor
Costume Kristin Van Passel
Makeup Lies Van Riel

Technical specs

Running time film 16' 17"
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:2.39
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Black Knight Media BVBA
Tax shelter partners uShort

Premium Films adds The Hunger to slate

The Hunger, the newest short film by Benoit De Clerck, has been picked up by Paris-based sales agent Premium Films, who will internationally represent the film. The news was announced during the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand (31 January-8 February) where The Hunger is screening in international competition.

The HungerWith The Hunger Benoit De Clerck returns to 1963, when three boys are playing in the vast dunes of the Belgian coast. 10-year-old Karel gets separated from his friends and deep in the dunes makes a discovery that will alter his life and can only be remembered in secrecy.

Published on Tuesday 4 February 2014

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Last edited on 18 December 2013

Short info

Director Benoit De Clerck
Producers Gert Embrechts , Jacqueline de Goeij , Loes Knape
Writers Benoit De Clerck

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