EN - Their eldest daughter dead, Gilles and Germaine are close to breaking point. So they pack up the bare essentials in their old van and leave Belgium with their children, two teenagers and two little twins. Germaine is hoping to rebuild her family in the mountains where she was born, the Spanish Pyrenees. But Gilles has found out that his daughter's suspected killer is hiding out in those very same mountains and he is looking for vengeance. Faced with Gilles' doubts and distress, Germaine always responds with love. And as they travel through France and Catalonia, faith gradually returns to bond the family together again.

FR - Après la mort de leur fille aînée, Gilles et Germaine atteignent un état critique. Ils embarquent alors les choses essentielles dans leur vieux van, et quittent la Belgique avec leurs enfants, deux adolescents et deux petits jumeaux. Germaine espère reconstruire sa famille dans les montagnes où elle est née, les Pyrénées espagnoles. Mais Gilles a découvert que le meurtrier présumé de sa fille se cache dans ces mêmes montagnes et s’apprête à se venger. Confrontée aux doutes et à la détresse de Gille, Germaine réagit toujours avec amour. Alors qu’ils voyagent à travers la France et la Catalogne, la foi vient progressivement ressouder les liens dans la famille.

Info

Title Don’t Cry Germaine
Original title Pleure pas Germaine
Original language French
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2000

Credits

Cast Dirk Roofthooft, Rosa Renom, Cathy Grosjean, Benoît Skalka, Iwana Krzeptowski, Simon de Thomaz, Serge Larivière, Valérie Ancel, Tristin Ulloa, Laia Marull
Photography Philippe Guilbert
Editing Michèle Maquet, Ludo Troch
Music Carles Cases

Technical specs

Running time film 98'
Release format 35 mm

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Awards

2001: Joseph Plateau Award for Best Actor - International Film Festival of Flanders Ghent (BE)

2000: Fipresci Award, Explore! Award, Special Mention of the International Jury - International Film Festival of Flanders Ghent (BE); Best Actor Award - Fort Lauderdale International Film festival (US); Audience Award - Festival of Mannheim-Heidelberg (DE)

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Last edited on 13 June 2017

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Director Alain de Halleux
Producers Eric Van Bueren
Writers Alain de Halleux, Eric Van Bueren
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