EN - Philippe, a Judge at the criminal court, has a complicated relationship with his son Hugues. One night, Hugues is involved in a deadly hit-and-run while driving home drunk. To protect his only son, Philippe chooses to cover up the evidence.

FR - Juge au tribunal correctionnel, Philippe entretient une relation houleuse avec son fils Hugues. Un soir, en état d'ivresse, Hugues écrase un cycliste et prend la fuite. Pour protéger son fils, Philippe choisit de dissimuler les preuves du crime...


Title Complices
Original title Complices
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-04-29


Cast Jean-Henri Compère, Martin Nissen, Anne Coesens, Dirk Roofthooft
Photography Sylvain Freyens
Editing Mathieu Toulemonde
Sound Yann-Elie Gorans
Costume Hélène Honhon
Makeup Marie Brabant
Music Ozark Henry

Technical specs

Running time film 32'
Release format DCP
Other available formats Blu-Ray, DVD
Aspect ratio 2:35
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2016: Brussels Short Film Festival (BE); Prague Independent Film Festival (CZ); LA Festival of Hollywood (US); LA Shorts Fest (US); Sedicicorto International Film Festival (IT); Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (BE); Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK); Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)


2016: Winner Best Drama - LA Shorts Fest (US), Best Narrative Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack - LA Festival of Hollywood (US)



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Director Mathieu Mortelmans
Producers Catherine Burniaux
Writers Antoine Russbach, Mathieu Mortelmans

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