EN - Hellhole follows three starkly different people in the months after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, March 2016. A Flemish doctor, whose son is a fighter jet pilot on a mission in the Middle East, is forced to confront his loneliness. A young man from Algerian descent is asked by his brother to do him a deceivingly simple favour. An Italian woman, who works in the heart of the European Institutions, is slowly losing control under the pressure of her demanding life. The same question that seems to haunt the city, looms over their lives: where do we go from here?

NL - Hellhole volgt drie zeer verschillende mensen in de maanden na de terroristische aanslagen in Brussel van maart 2016. Een Vlaamse arts, wiens zoon als straaljagerpiloot op een missie is in het Midden-Oosten, wordt geconfronteerd met zijn eigen eenzaamheid. Een jongeman van Algerijnse afkomst wordt door zijn broer gevraagd om een bedrieglijk eenvoudige gunst. En een Italiaanse vrouw, die voor de Europese instellingen werkt, verliest langzaam de controle onder druk van haar veeleisende leven. Dezelfde vraag die de stad lijkt te achtervolgen, overschaduwt ook hun leven: waar gaan we heen vanaf hier?


Title Hellhole
Original title Hellhole
Original language Dutch, French, Italian, English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama
Year 2019


Cast Willy Thomas, Alba Rohrwacher, Hamsa Belarbi, Lubna Azabal
Photography Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Sound Boris Backere
Art director Elsje de Bruin
Costume Manon Blom
Makeup Pur Thijs
Music James Leyland Kirby

Technical specs

Running time film 87'
Release format DCP 2K
Aspect ratio 1:1,85
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Phanta Vision (NL)
Tax shelter partners Taxshelter.be


2019: Berlinale Panorama (DE)

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

Flanders Image has unveiled the full line-up of features to be presented — either in full, as a work in progress or as a pitch — at the second outing of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (8-11 October). Among the titles is new work from established filmmakers, including Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R. Roskam, as well as projects from a number of exciting up-and-coming filmmakers.

CONNeXT 17At CONNeXT, festival curators, sales agents and buyers are offered a chance to get a glimpse of what is coming up in 2018 and beyond.

Published on Monday 4 September 2017

CONNeXT confirms the first 15

The initial 15 titles are confirmed for the second outing of Flemish invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (formerly NeXT). The event, whose slogan is ‘Connect to what’s new and who’s next’, will run over an intense and hospitable three-and-a-half days of networking, pitching, screenings and keynote talks due to be held in Ghent from 8-11 October.

CONNeXT 17The latest completed Flemish films - plus (new in 2017) a selection of TV series - will be screened, while a selection of projects at various stages from development to post-production will be pitched to top professionals, including sales agents from Europe and North America and programmers from festivals such as Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca, Toronto and SXSW.

Published on Friday 19 May 2017

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