EN - When the woman who broke his heart more than 25 years ago suddenly reappears, a former boxer seizes every chance to regain both his true love and sporting honour. Their passionate relationship came to an abrupt end when, during the 1979 Belgian Championship fight, his opponent claimed that he had made love to his girlfriend. That evening, our naïve boxer not only lost the championship but also the love of his life. Now that she’s back, he’s determined to regain her love and show the world that he’s no loser.

FR - Lorsque la femme qui brisa son cœur plus de 25 années plus tôt refait soudainement surface, un ancien boxer saisit toutes les chances pour regagner à la fois son véritable amour et son honneur de sportif. Leur relation passionnelle prit une fin brusque lorsque, lors du championnat belge de 1979, son adversaire annonça qu’il avait fait l’amour avec sa copine. Ce soir-là, notre boxer naïf perdit non seulement le championnat, mais aussi l’amour de sa vie. Mais maintenant qu’elle est de retour, il est plus que jamais déterminé à la reconquérir et à montrer au monde qu’il n’est pas un perdant. Une comédie réconfortante du réalisateur du film Everybody Famous, nominé aux Oscars.

Info

Title A Chicken Is No Dog
Original title Firmin
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Year 2007

Credits

Cast Chris Van den Durpel, Jan Decleir, Said Assissi, Annick Christiaens, Catherine Kools, Frank Focketyn, Peter Van den Begin
Photography Danny Elsen
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Music Raymond van het Groenewoud
Other Animation: Walking the Dog SFX Make Up Design: Dominique Colladant Art Director: Hubert Pouille

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Flanders foursome selected for Festroia’s competition

Four Flemish features have been selected for competition at the 29th Festroia International Film Festival in Portugal (7-16 June). Brasserie RomantiqueThe Broken Circle BreakdownOffline and Time of My Life are all in the running to take home some prizes. This year, the festival has also organised a focus on Belgium and pays homage to Flemish actor Jan Decleir.

Madly in LoveBoth Joel Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique and Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown screen as part of the fest’s official competition. Peter Monsaert’s directorial debut Offline is selected for the competitive First Works section, while Nic Baltazar is competing in the Man and His Environment category with Time of My Life.

Published on Wednesday 29 May 2013

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Short info

Director Dominique Deruddere
Producers Dominique Deruddere, Chris Van Den Durpel, Peter Marx
Writers Dominique Deruddere
Contact

Firmin's Boks Office BVBA
Vlaamse Steenweg 59
1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 285 01 00
peter.marx@mvvp.be

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