LA RÉGATE

By Bernard BELLEFROID

LES FILMS DU FLEUVE - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bernard BELLEFROID
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier BRONCKART (Les Films du Fleuve), Jean-Pierre DARDENNE (Les Films du Fleuve), Luc DARDENNE (Les Films du Fleuve)
    • Synopsis
    • Alexandre is fifteen years old. He lives alone with his father in the violence and promiscuity of a small studio in the suburbs. This summer, he works as a stock boy in the same supermarket as his dad. To escape this never-ending daily routine, Alexandre sails on the Meuse and has only one obsession: winning at any price the Belgium rowing championships. Meanwhile, back at the supermarket, his father is progressively humiliated, morally harassed and fired in right front of Alexandre who is offered his father's job. As of this instant, the violence between Alexandre and his father grows and grows. Beaten but not yet for the count, Alexandre finally reaches the Belgian championships, thanks to his friendship with Tarik, his team-mate who rows in the same boat as himself. He will discover love as well with Murielle, even if he has to learn it all over again. Learning once more to speak, learning to cry. For he who never weeps, never truly lives…
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2007
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