EN - Eva Hendrickx, an ambitious young journalist working as part of television legend Herman Verbeeck’s team, is determined to cover a story about riots in the suburbs of Brussels. She meets Lahbib, a Moroccan with a dark past who is her guide to his complex and brutal world. But Herman sees a way to exploit Eva's story in the ever-competitive media game.

NL - Eva Hendrickx is een ambitieuze jonge journaliste op de redactie van televisielegende Herman Verbeeck. Ze bijt zich vast in een reportage over de probleemwijken van Brussel wanneer daar rellen uitbreken. Terwijl de stad ondergedompeld wordt in een escalatie van geweld ontstaat er een intense band tussen Eva en Lahbib, een Marokkaan met een heftig verleden. Lahbib brengt haar steeds dieper in een complexe en broeierige gemeenschap. Intussen ziet Herman Verbeeck in de reportage van Eva dé gelegenheid om zich terug naar de top van de kijkcijfers te vechten in het competitieve medialandschap.

FR - Eva Hendrickx est une jeune journaliste ambitieuse qui travaille pour l’équipe de télé du légendaire Herman Verbeeck. Elle est déterminée de boucler un documentaire sur les quartiers chauds de Bruxelles. Alors que la violence se répand dans la ville entière, Eva rencontre Lahbib, un Maroccain avec un passé troublé. Il l’emmène dans son monde rude et complexe. Entretemps, dans le monde compétitif des médias, Herman Verbeeck essaie d’exploiter le documentaire d’Eva.

Info

Title Image
Original title Image
Original language Dutch, French, Arabic
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-11-05

Credits

Cast Laura Verlinden, Nabil Mallat, Gène Bervoets, Geert Van Rampelberg, Wouter Hendrickx, Sanäa Alaoui, François Beukelaers, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts, Jeroen Vander Ven, Aziz Boukzhar, Joren Seldeslachts, Manou Kersting, Fabrice Boutique, Mounir Ait Hamou, Greg Timmermans, Tine Laureyns, Hayder Helo, Rik Willems, Tristan Versteven
Photography Robrecht Heyvaert
Editing Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Sound Maarten Leemans, Thomas Vertonghen
Art director Stijn Verhoeven
Costume Nina Caspari
Makeup Dorien Biesmans
Music Hannes De Maeyer

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Other available formats HDCAM
Aspect ratio 2:35
Sound format Dolby digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) - Wildcard, Belgian Tax Shelter Film Financing

N – The Madness of Reason, Waste Land main winners at the Ensors

Pieter Van Hees’s crime thriller Waste Land and Peter Krüger’s poetic docu-drama N – The Madness of Reason were the main winners at this year’s Ensors, the awards celebrating Belgian cinema from Flanders, taking home four and three Ensors respectively.

N - The Madness of ReasonWaste Land won Best Script, Best Supporting Actor (Peter Van den Begin) and Best Supporting Actress (Babetida Sadjo). Waste Land’s success was not a huge surprise, as the film also had the highest number of nominations. But it was the docu-drama N: The Madness of Reason that grabbed the top honour: Best Film.

Published on Sunday 20 September 2015

Call the A Team

Hendrik Verthé and Kobe Van Steenberghe didn’t want to hang around after film school, so they set up their own company, a team productions. Four years on they’ve produced several shorts, including the multi-award winning Land of the Heroes, and they have just wrapped shooting on their first feature production, Image.

Text Ian Mundell | Portrait Bart Dewaele

vertThe pair met at the RITS film school in Brussels and worked together on several projects, including their respective  graduation films. 'At the end Hendrik said: Let's start a company. And I said: That's a great idea,' recalls Van Steenberghe. 'It was a bit naive, maybe, but we didn't want to work all the time on little jobs and then only do something 10 years later. We decided just to do it ourselves, start the company and see how it goes.'

Published on Monday 3 June 2013

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Short info

Director Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi
Producers Hendrik Verthé, Kobe Van Steenberghe, Peter Bouckaert
Writers Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Contact

a team productions / Eyeworks
Peter Bouckaert / Hendrik Verthé
Fabriekstraat 43
1930 Zaventem
Belgium
T +32 2 453 03 04
T +32 497 464180
F +32 2 453 09 20
peter.bouckaert@eyeworks.tv
hendrik@ateamproductions.be
www.eyeworks.tv

Sales

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75015 Paris
France
T +33 677 620 152
F +33 981 213 498
films@axxon-media.com
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