EN - A man in his thirties is on the run with a young girl. As they take a ferry to the UK, traces of a common past come to light - a past filled with loss and sorrow. They end up hiding in a small apartment by the seaside, where they live day-to-day, exploring each other’s mourning and grief.

NL - I'm the same I'm an other is de innerlijke reis van een man en een jong meisje samen op de vlucht. Op een vrachtboot richting Verenigd Koninkrijk komt hun gemeenschappelijk verleden aan het licht. Een verleden getekend door verlies. In het geheim duiken ze samen onder in een klein appartement aan de Engelse kust. Verbonden door rouw, leven ze van dag tot dag op zoek naar de grenzen van elkaars gevoelswereld. Maar kunnen ze hun geheim verborgen houden voor de buitenwereld?

FR - I'm the same I'm an other est l'histoire d'un homme et d'une petite fille en cavale. Sur le ferry à destination de la Grande-Bretagne, leur passé commun marqué par le deuil et la tristesse refait surface. Ensemble, ils s'enfuient et se cachent dans un petit appartement à la côte britannique. Unis dans la souffrance, ils explorent au quotidien les sentiments et la sensibilité de l'autre. Mais pourront-ils continuer à cacher leur secret au monde extérieur?


Title I'm the same I'm an other
Original title I'm the same I'm an other
Original language English, Dutch, Hungarian
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-09-09


Cast Kimke Desart, Zoltan Miklos Hajdu
Photography David Williamson
Editing David Verdurme
Sound Matthias Hillegeer
Costume Catherine Van Bree
Makeup Pur Thijs
Music Albert Markos

Technical specs

Running time film 120'
Release format DCP-JPEG 2000
Aspect ratio Scope
Sound format Dolby SRD
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF, CFWB, Media
Production partners Artemis productions, De Productie
Tax shelter partners De Nationale Loterij


2013: Toronto International Film Festival (CA), Valladolid International Film Festival (SP)

2011: Les Arcs Co-production Village (FR)

MoMA presents Caroline Strubbe to New York audiences

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is to present the work of director Caroline Strubbe, the first of the new batch of Flemish filmmakers to have her films selected by the prestigious cultural institute. Both her debut feature Lost Persons Area and her follow-up film I’m the same I’m an other will be screened on a daily basis throughout the first week of July.

I'm the same I'm an other‘Caroline Strubbe is a voice I haven’t heard before’, says Dave Kehr of the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art. ‘At times intimate, detailed and realistic, but at the same time enigmatic, evasive and with a lot of respect for the mystery of people and places. I’m very proud and honoured to be able to present these extraordinary films to New York audiences.’

Published on Monday 2 June 2014

Marina, I’m the same… and 82 Days in April to Valladolid

There's a strong Flemish presence at this year's Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain (19-26 October), where Stijn Coninx’ feature film Marina and Caroline Strubbe’s I’m the same I’m an other screen in the Official Competition and Bart Van den Bempt’s debut feature 82 Days in April is in the fest’s Meeting Point programme. Bülent Öztürk’s short film Houses With Small Windows and Pieter Coudyzer’sThe Wake complete the Flemish line-up.

I'm the same I'm an otherAs part of the Official Competition, both Marina and I’m the same I’m an other are vying for the Golden and Silver Spike with cash awards worth €60,000 and €20,000, respectively, to support a Spanish release of the film.

Published on Friday 18 October 2013

Under the Influence: David Williamson

At the Sint-Lukas film school David Williamson was flagged up as a young director to watch, winning a prestigious VAF Wildcard award for his short NOW/HERE. But since graduating he has also gained a reputation as a creative cinematographer, making his feature debut behind the camera on Caroline Strubbe's I'm the same I'm an other.

Text Ian Mundell | Portrait Gert Verboven

Portrait of David Williamson (c) Gert VerbovenWilliamson traces his interest in film to a day in his late teens when he had a few hours to kill in Antwerp. On a whim he decided to see Mulholland Drive. 'I had no clue who David Lynch was, and it was a revelation,' he recalls. 'He really got in contact with the line between fiction and reality, or different realities, and the complexity of it all. The fact that you could really think about it afterwards, that really excited me.'

Published on Friday 30 August 2013

New Strubbe feature to unspool at Toronto

Caroline Strubbe’s I’m the same I’m an other will be presented at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it is to receive its world premiere as part of the festival's Wavelengths programme, known for its daring, innovative and autonomous films that expand the notions of cinema.

Still from Caroline Strubbe's I'm the same I'm an otherI’m the same I’m an other follows a man in his thirties on the run with a young girl. As they take a ferry to the UK, traces of a common past come to light – a past filled with loss and sorrow. Fleeing in secret, they end up hiding in a small apartment at the seaside, where they live day-to-day, exploring each other’s emotional territories.

Published on Friday 30 August 2013

Talent counts at TIFF

Flemish actors will be appearing in some of the most eagerly awaited films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Matthias Schoenaerts (BullheadRust and Bone - pictured) stars in Guillaume Canet’s re-edited Blood Ties which is to receive a Gala Presentation at the fest.

Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust & Bone Johan Leysen, known for his role in The American, stars in François Ozon’s Young and Beautiful. Leysen is also one of the leads, together with Koen De Bouw (The Memory of a Killer), Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown) and Jappe Claes (Dossier K.), in Montreal World Film Fest sensation The Verdict by Jan Verheyen.

Published on Thursday 29 August 2013

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