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Directed by Bouli Lanners
  • YEAR 7 - FILM 2 / 
  • Belgium / 
  • 2008 / 
  • French with English subtitles / 
  • 80 min
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"A funny and melancholy road picture [full of] weird and wonderful characters."
– Ray Bennett, Film Journal International
"Writer-director Bouli Lanners's tale ... has all the hallmarks of our own homegrown odes to two-lane blacktops."
– Time Out New York
"The beauty of the cinematography adn the wonderous music...packs an emotional wallop."
– Jen Johans, Film Intuition


Yvan and Elie are two loners who wander aimlessly through their lives. Yvan is a quick-tempered 40-year-old vintage car dealer while Elie is a young burglar and ex-junkie. One day Yvan catches Elie trying to rob him. Instead of beating him up, Yvan becomes strangely attached to him and agrees to drive him home to his parents in his old Chevrolet. Yvan and Elie are both nostalgic about lost relationships, which is what leads them to undertake a bizarre journey through a region that is as spectacular as it is crazy. Both are trying to find the pieces of a puzzle that they want to put back together, but it might be too late.

Editorial Reviews

"Beautiful!...Poignantly juggles absurdism and melancholy."

--Stephen Holden / The New York Times - Review

"genuinely funny…smart and confident"

--Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice - Review

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Customer Reviews

Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Funny and warm film about two guys on a road trip. One to return to his parents. One to reclaim his family ties that's no longer in existent.


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Yvan (Bouli Lanners) and Elie (Fabrice Adde) in car
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Bouli Lanners (director and film character, Yvan)
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Yvan (Bouli Lanners) and Elie (Fabrice Adde) in trailer
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Yvan (Bouli Lanners) and Elie (Fabrice Adde) at kitchen table
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Yvan (Bouli Lanners) jogging
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Yvan (Bouli Lanners) and Elie (Fabrice Adde) in the river
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