EN - An off-the-wall crime caper about two oddballs whose unusual friendship is torn apart by a winning lottery ticket scratched off in a desolate petrol station on the border between Flanders and France.


Title Wien for Life
Original title Wien for Life
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre crime comedy
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-11-30


Cast Wim Willaert, Thomas Ryckewaert, Mieke Dobbels, Jan Hammenecker
Photography Maximiliaan Dierickx
Editing Pieter Smet
Sound Pedro Van der Eecken
Art director Sarah Geirnaert
Costume Elles De Koe
Makeup Diana Dreesen
Music Emmanuel Marcantuoni

Technical specs

Running time film 24'
Release format Blu-ray, digital file
Other available formats dvd
Aspect ratio 2:65:1
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2015: Cinequest San Jose (CA, USA), Cleveland International Filmfestival (OH, USA), Offscreen Film Festival Brussel (BE), Athens International Film + Video Festival (OH, USA), Florida Film Festival (Florida, USA), Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BE), Vlaamse Film Festival Utrecht (NL)

2014: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)


2016: BeTV Award - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BE)

Seven Flemish productions to screen at Athens, Ohio

The 42nd annual Athens International Film + Video Festival kicked off on April 3 with seven Flemish productions in its line-up. Selected films include Alidor Dolfing’s Wien for Life; A Handful by Katrien Vermeire; and Olivier Vanden Bussche’s animated short To Build a Fire.

Bad HunterAn Vrombaut, author of the successful British animated series 64 Zoo Lane, will be in Athens with The Tie. The short animation film tells the story of the chance meeting between a small giraffe and a tall one. Despite their obvious difference in stature, they discover a kinship.

Published on Thursday 9 April 2015

Flanders well represented in Cleveland line-up

Halfway, Waste Land, Labyrinthus and Violet have all been selected for the Cleveland International Film Festival (18-29 March). Also in the line-up are short film Wien for Life, together with Alleluia, Ne me quitte pas and Above Us All, three co-productions with Flanders.

HalfwayHalfway, the sixth feature of Come As You Are director Geoffrey Enthoven and scripted by Pierre De Clercq, will be presented in Cleveland’s After Hours programme. In Halfway, Stephen moves into the luxury home he managed to buy at a rock-bottom price. But his peace is soon disturbed by Theo, who claims to be the rightful owner. But Theo, it turns out, died two years ago.

Waste Land and Alleluia are part of the same section. Previously presented in Toronto, Les Arcs and Austin, Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land is about taciturn homicide detective Leo Woeste, whose very last homicide case slowly drags him deeper into the grim underbelly of Brussels. Eurydice Gysel and Koen Mortier produced the film for Epidemic (Borgman, Rivers Return).

Published on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Cinequest presents five from Flanders

Geoffrey Enthoven’s HalfwayPlan Bart, directed by Roel Mondelaers and Marry Me, the new feature by Kadir Balci, are all to have their North American premieres at the Cinequest Film Festival in Silicon Valley (24 February – 9 March). Piss & Vinegar and Wien for Life, two Flemish shorts, also receive their international premieres at the festival. In the Heart, a co-production with Flanders starring Koen De Graeve, completes the Flemish line-up.

HalfwayMarry Me, Kadir Balci’s second feature after Turquaze, tells the story of Sibel and Jurgen who get engaged following a brief affair. The couple looks forward to what ought to be the most beautiful day of their lives, but reckon without the pressure, expectations and doubts of their families.

Published on Friday 30 January 2015

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