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Gilles Coulier

Belgium, Netherlands, France | 2017 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 91’

“Coulier delivers a bleak and solid drama that, in contrast with his heroes, becomes poignantly emotional”
Vassilis Economou - Cineuropa

festivals & awards

New Directors, San Sebastián Film Festival 2017

synopsis

In the cold waters of the North Sea, Leon Broucke falls overboard his fishing boat right before his eldest son’s eyes, Jean. The old man slips into a deep coma, leaving his son behind with a huge debt and the responsibility of the family business. The absence of his father sets off an aftershock of conflicts between him and his two brothers. Francis is torn between his family and he is leaving with his secret lover. William returns home to escape his life of crime and redeem himself. Desperate to build a future for his 8-year-old son, Jean turns to his brother's criminal past.

info

Cargo
genre

Drama

country

Belgium, Netherlands, France

running time

91’

produced by

De Wereldvrede – Belgium

in co-production with

Halal Pictures – Netherlands
Chevaldeuxtrois – France

directed by

Gilles Coulier

written by

Gilles Coulier, Tom Dupont

sales

Wide

A story about how desperation can bring a family to the edge of destruction.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2015

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Gilles Coulier

Film Director, Production

gc@dewereldvrede.be

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Tom Dupont

Scriptwriter

beeldje@hotmail.com