EN - The tranquillity of the small village Waterhoek is disturbed when the government plans to build a bridge over the river. To stop the bridge from being built, the inhabitants take matters into their own hands. This leads to the death of the geometer and one of his assistants. When Lander is taken in by the police, Mira, his niece and mistress, watches him without showing any emotions. Later she meets the engineer in charge of the construction of the bridge, Maurice Rondeau. Meanwhile the villagers have changed their attitude towards the bridge. Only Broeke still doesn’t support the idea and tries to sabotage the construction, by breaking up the dam. Mira and Maurice fall in love, marry and inaugurate the bridge. But the impulsive Mira isn’t willing to bear any limitations and leaves Maurice and the Waterhoek, in search for a new life.

FR - La tranquillité du petit village de Waterhoek est perturbée lorsque le gouvernement prévoit de construire un pont au dessus de la rivière. Pour empêcher le pont d’être construit, les habitants prennent personnellement l’affaire en main. Cela entraîne la mort du géomètre et de l’un de ses assistants. Lorsque Lander est recueilli par la police, Mira, sa nièce et sa maîtresse, le regarde sans aucune émotion. Plus tard, elle rencontre Maurice Rondeau, l’ingénieur responsable de la construction du pont. Entre-temps, les villageois ont changé d’avis par rapport à la construction de celui-ci. Seul Broeke ne supporte toujours pas l’idée et essaie de saboter la construction en détruisant le barrage. Mira et Maurice tombent amoureux, se marient et inaugurent le pont. Mais l’impulsive Mira ne peut supporter aucune restriction et quitte Maurice et le Waterhoek pour partir à la recherche d’une nouvelle vie.

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Title Mira
Original title Mira
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 1971

Credits

Cast Willeke Van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Carlos Van Lanckere, Maurice Ponette, Roger Bolders, Mart Gevers, Freek De Jonge a.o.
Photography Eddy Van Der Enden
Editing Jan Dop, Kees Linthorst, Hetty Konink
Music Georges Delerue

Technical specs

Running time film 95’
Release format 35mm
Colour Colour

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Kid in competition at Paris Cinéma

Kid, Fien Troch’s third feature, has been selected for official competition at Paris Cinéma (28 June- 9 July). This year the Parisian summer festival puts the spotlight on Belgian cinema with numerous selections and retrospectives of its films and filmmakers.

kidFien Troch’s Kid is running in official competition at Paris Cinéma. The film, produced by Antonino Lombardo for Prime Time, already screened at festivals in Rome, Palm Springs and Aubagne earlier this year.

Published on Tuesday 11 June 2013

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Director Fons Rademakers
Producers Jan Van Raemdonck
Writers Hugo Claus
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