EN - J. Kessels is a comic road movie and a melancholy trip down memory lane rolled into one. It is a film about a wild ride in a classic American car, from Tilburg to the Reeperbahn in Hamburg and back again. And also about a hallucinatory journey through the mind of a writer. A writer who asks himself: is his book the product of his imagination or is he himself starring in someone else's story?

NL - J. Kessels is het verhaal van de bizarre roadtrip van de literaire pulpschrijver Frans met zijn favoriete personage J. Kessels. In opdracht van een onbekende rijden ze in Kessels’ oude Amerikaanse ‘Kamikaze’ roestbak van Tilburg naar de Hamburgse Reeperbahn, op zoek naar een vreemdgaande frikadellenhandelaar. En dan ligt er plots een lijk in de achterbak van de Kamikaze: makkelijk gevonden maar hoe kom je er vanaf? J. Kessels is gebaseerd op het boek 'J. Kessels' van P.F. Thomése.

Info

Title J. Kessels
Original title J. Kessels
Original language Dutch, German
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama, comedy
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-09-22

Credits

Cast Fedja van Huêt, Frank Lammers, Romi Van Renterghem, Marc Lauwrys, Ruben Van der Meer, Annick Christiaens, Bert Huysentruyt
Photography Danny Elsen
Editing JP Luijsterburg
Sound Dirk Bombey, Peter Warnier
Art director Ben Zuydwijk
Music Bjorn Eriksson

Technical specs

Running time film 107'
Release format DCP
Sound format Dolby digital
Colour Colour
Available in 3D

Partners

Main producer Denis Wigman, Sander Verdonck
Main production company CTM Pictures
Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and Screen Flanders
Production partners Czar Film

Festivals

2016: South by Southwest

2015: Opening film - Nederlands Film Festival (NL), International Arthouse Filmfestival of Chicago (USA)

Awards

2015: Best Production Design Award for Ben Zuydwijk - International Arthouse Filmfestival of Chicago (USA)

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Short info

Director Erik de Bruyn
Producers Koen Mortier, Eurydice Gysel
Writers Jan Eilander
Contact

Czar
Eurydice Gysel
Koolmijnenkaai 30
1080 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 24 130 770
info@czar.be
kaat@czar.be
www.czar.be

Sales

September Film
melissa@septemberfilm.nl

Website ctm.nl/films-portfolio/j-kessels
Preferential partners