The Misfortunates
Filmfest 2009

13-year old Gunther Strobbe lives with his father and three uncles at his grandmother's house. While growing up he faces enormous quantities of alcohol, picking up women and shameless slacking. Everything suggests that Gunther is bound to suffer the same fate. Or does Gunther still have the opportunity to escape the misfortunes of the Strobbes? mk2 "Many scenes are hilarious but suddenly things turn so poignant that the laughs die in your throat. For those moments - that's what you live for." Felix van Groeningen

tags: Feature film

Cast: Kenneth Varbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx, Gilda De Bal


Director: Félix Groeningen