The former king of Belgium who died in 1993 speaks after his death in the first person about his own fabricated image by Belgian politics and population. The film shows troughout his eyes 50 years of Belgian History. Far from a hagiographic portrait this film interprets the filmic archive of one of the most honoured kings in the world. But what is a king Without a country?


L’ancien roi de Belgique qui mourut en 1993 parle après sa mort à la première personne à propos de son image fabriquée par les politiciens et la population Belge. Le film relate, à travers ses yeux, 50 ans de l’histoire belge. Loin du portrait hagiographique, ce film représente une archive filmique sur l’un des rois les plus honorés dans le monde. Mais qu’est-ce qu’un roi sans un pays ?


Title Baudouin 1
Original language French
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2002


Technical specs

Running time film 51
Release format Digital Betacam


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Last edited on 29 August 2013

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Director Manu Riche
Writers Manu Riche

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