EN - A 27-year-old man leaves his home, having just broken up with his girlfriend because he didn’t like her French fries. He realises that the older he gets, the less tolerant he becomes. 27 is a dangerous age: all of his favourite musical heroes died at that age: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison…

FR - Un jeune homme de 27 ans marche dans une rue commerçante bondée. Il en a visiblement assez des personnes qui le harcèlent dans la rue... Un jeune homme de 27 ans quitte sa maison. Il vient de rompre avec sa copine parce qu’il n’aimait pas sa manière de faire des frites. Il se rend compte que plus il vieillit, moins il est tolérant. 27 ans est un âge dangereux. Tous ses musiciens favoris sont mort à cet âge. Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison... A chaque fois qu’il marche dans une rue commerçante, il est constamment harcelé par des gens qui veulent quelque chose de lui. A chaque fois, il répond d’une manière très imprévisible...


Title 27
Original title 27
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2010
World première / first public presentation 2010-12-06


Cast Titus De Voogdt
Photography Jo Vermaercke
Editing Pieter Verbiest
Sound Alexander Baert
Music Jan Duthoy (Absynthe Minded)

Technical specs

Running time film 14'
Release format 16mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.33
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2010: Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)

27, Oh Willy and Rivers Return selected for Tirana

Joe Vanhoutteghem's Rivers Return, Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s Oh Willy… and Nicolas Daenens’ 27 have all been selected for the 10th Tirana International Film Festival (23 November-2 December) in Albania. All three films are screening in the Short Film Competition of the fest.

Still from Joe Vanhoutteghem's Rivers ReturnRivers Return (pictured left) started life as a series of station idents, 15-second videos that played between programmes on the Franco-German channel Arte during 2011. Now their creator, Joe Vahoutteghem, has brought that story to the fore in a 12-minute short film that premiered internationally at the Locarno Film Festival last August. The visually rich film was shot on location in Slovenia by Vanhoutteghem and rising Flemish cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis (BullheadThe Loft).

Published on Thursday 22 November 2012

Four Flemish shorts hop the border to Lille fest

Four Flemish shorts have been selected for competition at the Lille European Film Festival. Nicolas Daenens’ 27, Rosto’s The Monster of Nix, Kevin Meul’s The Extraordinary Life of Rocky and Wouter Bongaert’s Mouse For Sale will screen in the French-Flemish “métropole” from 30 March-6 April.

27 meulThe Lille European Film Festival is organised annually with the purpose of revealing short film talents, facilitating meetings with potential partners or buyers, and increasing the general public’s awareness of short films. The European Film Festival was founded as a festival exclusively dedicated to shorts, but now shows feature films as well. Participation in the fest’s competition, however, is reserved for short films only.

Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

Cinequest features five from Flanders

Guy Lee Thys’ new feature Mixed Kebab and Geoffrey Enthoven’s award-winning Come As You Are have been selected for the Cinequest Film Festival (28 February-11 March) in California. Three shorts also made it to the pioneering fest's final line-up: Kevin Meul’s The Extraordinary Life of Rocky, Boris Sverlow’s Shattered Past and Nicolas Daenens’ 27.

Boris Sverlow's Shattered PastMixed Kebab, which will premiere internationally in the Global Landscapes Competition of the festival, is praised by Cinequest’s Terra Wood for the way the ‘electrifying and multicultural cast brilliantly captures courage, tolerance and the beauty of love conquering hate’. Geoffrey Enthoven returns to Cinequest after his previous feature The Over the Hill Band was presented as part of the 2010 edition of the fest.

Published on Wednesday 8 February 2012

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Director Nicolas Daenens
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Writers Nicolas Daenens

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