EN - In the early 1990s, two young men discover the enormous influence of lobbying in Brussels. However, these two set out on very different journeys. In the form of a political documentary-thriller, The Brussels Business for the first time unveils the EU’s untold story. It tries to answer a question millions of Europeans ask themselves: who runs the European Union?

FR - Un long-métrage documentaire sur l’influence grandissante des lobbies lors du processus de décision dans les institutions européennes. Le film explore les opérations et les opportunités du Business bruxellois ainsi que ses répercussions.


Title The Brussels Business
Original title The Brussels Business
Original language English, French
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2012
World première / first public presentation 2012-04-19


Cast Pascal Kerneis, Olivier Hoedeman
Photography Friedrich Moser
Editing Jesper Osmund, Friedrich Moser, Michaela Mullner
Sound Blaise Jadoul
Music Johannes Rothenaicher
Executive producer Friedrich Moser

Technical specs

Running time film 85'
Release format 4K RED
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Stereo, Dolby SR
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Film Fonds Wien, Oostenrijks Film Fonds, Centre de l'Audiovisuel a Bruxelles
Production partners Blue & Green Communications (Friedrich Moser)


2012: Millenium Film Festival, Brussels (BE) / Krakow Film Festival (PL)

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Short info

Director Matthieu Lietart, Friedrich Moser
Producers Steven Dhoedt
Writers Matthieu Lietart, Friedrich Moser

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Website www.thebrusselsbusiness.eu
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