EN - Palookaville is a black comedy about a fortysomething man who compensates his social isolation with hard work. When he sees his professional life slipping through his fingers he decides to fight back. At the same time he wants to teach his estranged six-year-old son a thing or two about what it means to be a man.

NL - Gilbert is een geducht zakenman en perfectionist pur sang. Zijn wil is wet, of dat denkt hij toch. Al is dat buiten zijn ex-vrouw Sofie gerekend. Wanneer Gilbert hun zoontje Yordy wilt tonen ‘wat een echte vent is’, loopt het mis…


Title Palookaville
Original title Palookaville
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre Comedy
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-12-03


Cast Tom Dewispelaere, Sofie Sente, Jonas Geirnaert, Brent Simons, Peter De Graef, Alejandra Theus
Photography Diego Dezuttere
Editing Thijs Van Nuffel
Sound Pierre Van Caloen
Art director Sarah Geirnaert
Costume Judith Van Herk
Makeup Natascha Matheuwezen
Music Michelin Bisceglia

Technical specs

Running time film 18'
Sound format Dolby 5.1
Colour Black-white
Available in 2D



2017: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)

There are no related news articles.

You must be logged in to view the press kit. Login

Don't have an account? Register

Last edited on 25 January 2019

Short info

Director Pim Algoed, Sem Bucman
Producers Marc Goyens
Writers Pim Algoed, Sem Bucman

Roesstraat 2
3670 Meeuwen-Gruitrode
T +32 476 460 154


Preferential partners