EN - In the back room of a flower shop, Tomi, Rasto and Mižu are digging a tunnel in order to break into the safe of the National Bank. After heavy rainfall, the underground maze gets submerged by water and they are forced to stop working.

NL - In de achterkamer van een bloemenwinkel graven Tomi, Rasto en Mižu een tunnel om zo de kluis van de Nationale Bank te bereiken. Door aanhoudende regen komt het gangenstelsel onder water te staan en worden ze gedwongen hun werkzaamheden te staken.

FR - Dans l'arrière-boutique d'un magasin de fleurs, Tomi, Rasto et Mižu creusent un tunnel qui doit atteindre la chambre forte de la Banque Nationale. Des pluies persistantes qui inondent le réseau de tunnels les obligent de suspendre leurs travaux.


Title The Flower Shop
Original title La fleurière
Original language Rom
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2017


Cast Tomàš Balog, Rastislav Vaňo, Vladimír Balázs, Bartolomej Mroč
Photography Ruben Desiere
Editing Elias Grootaers
Sound Lennert De Taeye, Nina de Vroome
Sound Editing Sabrina Calmels
Sound Mixing Thomas Gauder
Colorist Raphaëlle Dufosset

Technical specs

Running time film 78'
Release format DCP
Other available formats File
Aspect ratio 1.66
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Fonds Pascal Decroos
Production partners Mandala Pictures (SK), Beursschouwburg (BE), Popiul (BE), Radio and Television Slovakia (SK)
Tax shelter partners Richa


2018: International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL); Göteborg Film Festival (SE); MFFK Febiofest (SK); Courtisane (BE); Visionär Film Festival (DE); Curitiba International Film Festival (BZ); New Horizons International Film Festival (PL)

2017: Bâtard Festival (BE); Filmer à tout prix (BE)


2017: Prix Studio l’Équipe, Festival Filmer à tout prix (BE)


The Open Reel

Flanders well represented at Rotterdam

A number of Flemish features, shorts, documentaries and TV series have been selected for this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (24 Jan-4 Feb).

The Flower Shop Three features from Flanders have been selected for the Bright Futures section for emerging talent with original subject matter and an individual style. They are Ruben Desiere’s debut feature The Flower Shop; Christina Vandekerckhove’s documentary Rabot; and Kristof Hoornaert’s recently released debut feature Resurrection.

Published on Friday 19 January 2018

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Last edited by Production company on 27 November 2018

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Director Ruben Desiere
Producers Ruben Desiere, Rasmus Van Heddeghem
Writers Ruben Desiere

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