EN - A fascinating journey back in time via animated scenes, never before seen archival footage and absorbing testimonies. A young boy pursues his dream of being a pilot and becomes instrumental in a nation’s nightmare.

FR - Un jeune garçon poursuit son rêve d’être pilote et devient un instrument dans la construction du cauchemar d’une nation. Basé sur ses souvenirs personnels et intenses, Christoph Bohn raconte l’histoire de la si peu connue Communauté germanophone en Belgique. Une grande partie du film est faite en images de synthèse.


Title The Boy is Gone
Original title The Boy is Gone
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2012


Photography Claude Esselen
Editing Rémi van der Heiden & Peter Daniëls
Sound Yves Goossens-Bara
AD Steven Hermans
Head of Animation Joris Berghmans

Technical specs

Running time film 68'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 1:1.66
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF, Communauté Française, RTBF, BRF, VRT-Canvas
Production partners Marc Thelosen (seriousFilm), Kathleen de Béthune (Simple Production)


2012: Docville, International Documentary Film Festival (27 April - 5 May)

A Flemish touch to Belgian festival bills

This week, the Open Doek Festival (20 – 29 April) kicked off in Turnhout, while Leuven is getting ready for the 8th edition of the International Documentary Festival DOCVILLE (27 April – 5 May). Both programs house a large selection of Flemish titles, ranging from Daniel Lambo’s Dry Branches of Iran to Berlinale attendees Anton Corbijn Inside Out andAsparragos.

Christoph Bohn's The Boy is GoneFor the eighth consecutive year, DOCVILLE highlights the best documentaries and awards prizes in various sections. This year, Flanders is well represented in its national competition with more than ten short and feature-length film titles.

Published on Wednesday 25 April 2012

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Director Christoph Bohn
Producers Eric Goossens, Frederik Nicolai
Writers Christoph Bohn, Frederik Nicolai

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