EN - Fourteen-year-old Frikke knows his way around computer games but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals whose lives are mysteriously uploaded into the game’s labyrinth. To play or not to play is the question, especially when the fate of loved ones is at stake in the cyberworld…

NL - De 14-jarige Frikke ontdekt bij toeval een computerspel waarin enkele van zijn vrienden terechtgekomen zijn. Enkel Frikke kan hen er uit bevrijden. In een wedloop tegen de tijd gaat hij op zoek naar het kwade meesterbrein achter dit gemene spel en hoopt hij zo zijn vrienden te redden.


Title Labyrinthus
Original title Labyrinthus
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre family fantasy
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-07-02


Cast Spencer Bogaert, Pepijn Caudron, Emma Verlinden, Felix Maesschalk, Herwig Ilegems, Tine Embrechts, Nell Cattrysse, Ivan Pecnik, Pommelien Thijs
Photography Reinier Van Brummelen
Editing Jan Hameeuw
Sound Benoit De Clerck
Art director Kurt Rigolle
Costume Monica Petit
Makeup Mariël Hoevenaars
Music Pieter Van Dessel

Technical specs

Running time film 96'
Release format 2K scope
Other available formats DCP
Aspect ratio 1:2.39
Sound format 5.1 surround
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Netherlands Film Fund, Wallonie et la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Centre du cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government

In co-operation with: Paradiso Filmed Entertainment, The Fridge, Telenet-Prime

Festival strategies
Pascale Ramonda
91 rue de Ménilmontant
Maison fond de cour
75020 Paris
Tel. +33 6 62 01 32 41

Production partners Eyeworks Belgium

in co-production with: Family Affair Films


2015: Cleveland International Film Festival (US), Edinburgh International Film Festival (GB)

2014: Toronto International Film Festival (CA), São Paulo International Film Festival (BR)


2014: Youth Award for Best International Film - São Paulo International Film Festival (BR)


Brazil (TV Globo)

Labyrinthus and The Amazing Wiplala among Giffoni prize-winners

Douglas Boswell’s debut feature Labyrinthus won the Gryphon Award for Best Feature Film in the +10 section of the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy (17-26 July). The Amazing Wiplala, a Dutch-Flemish co-production, took the second prize in the +6 programme. Both films were backed by Screen Flanders.

LabyrinthusLabyrinthus tells the story of 14-year-old Frikke who discovers a computer game in which the protagonists are real children. To play or not to play is the question, especially if the fate of loved ones is at stake.

Published on Thursday 30 July 2015

Flanders well represented in Cleveland line-up

Halfway, Waste Land, Labyrinthus and Violet have all been selected for the Cleveland International Film Festival (18-29 March). Also in the line-up are short film Wien for Life, together with Alleluia, Ne me quitte pas and Above Us All, three co-productions with Flanders.

HalfwayHalfway, the sixth feature of Come As You Are director Geoffrey Enthoven and scripted by Pierre De Clercq, will be presented in Cleveland’s After Hours programme. In Halfway, Stephen moves into the luxury home he managed to buy at a rock-bottom price. But his peace is soon disturbed by Theo, who claims to be the rightful owner. But Theo, it turns out, died two years ago.

Waste Land and Alleluia are part of the same section. Previously presented in Toronto, Les Arcs and Austin, Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land is about taciturn homicide detective Leo Woeste, whose very last homicide case slowly drags him deeper into the grim underbelly of Brussels. Eurydice Gysel and Koen Mortier produced the film for Epidemic (Borgman, Rivers Return).

Published on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Labyrinthus amazes Brazil

Douglas Boswell’s feature film debut Labyrinthus has won the Youth Award for Best International Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil (16-29 October), with Brazilian media giant Globo picking up the rights for the film.

LabyrinthusThe International Film Festival of São Paulo screened Labyrinthus as part of its Youth Festival, a five-day event showcasing films for a younger audience. Boswell’s debut took the Festival’s top prize as Best International Film.

Published on Friday 31 October 2014

Toronto Checks Out Douglas Boswell’s labyrinth

Labyrinthus, a family fantasy film directed by Douglas Boswell, has been confirmed for Toronto’s upcoming International Film Festival (4-14 September). Two Days, One Night by the Dardenne brothers, a co-production with Flanders, was also selected. With Flemish titles Waste Land and Cub already announced, talent from Flanders will be omnipresent in Toronto this year.

LabyrinthusWith less than a month to go, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced a new round of films to be discovered at the prestigious Canadian festival this September. Among them is Douglas Boswell’s family fantasy film Labyrinthus, which will be shown as part of the fest’s ‘entertaining and illuminating’ section, TIFF Kids.

Published on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Young filmmakers join Savage Film talent pool

Savage Film producer Bart Van Langendonck is in Cannes to present his Brussels-based production outfit’s new three-year slate. In addition to brand new projects from the directors the company started with five years ago (Michaël R Roskam and Bram Van Paesschen), young filmmakers such as Hans Van Nuffel, Matthias Schoenaerts and Robin Pront are now joining the producer's growing talent pool to develop their own feature-length projects.

Savage Film founder Bart Van LangendonckEquator is the second feature by Hans Van Nuffel, the 2011 European Film Award Discovery of the Year winner (for Oxygen). The Faithful (Le fidèle) is the second feature film project from Oscar-nominated director Michaël R Roskam (Bullhead), while Franky will be the directorial debut of critically acclaimed Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts.

Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012

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Short info

Director Douglas Boswell
Producers Bart Van Langendonck, Peter Bouckaert
Writers Pierre De Clercq

Savage Film
Céline Pourveur
Opzichterstraat 70/7
1080 Brussels
T +32 2 711 42 91


Attraction Distribution
Xiaojuan Zhou
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Montréal, Quebec H2T 3B3
T +1 514 846 1222
F +1 514 846 1227

Website www.labyrinthusdefilm.be/en
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