La Vie sexuelle des Belges 1950–1978
|The Sexual Life of the Belgians (original title: La Vie sexuelle des Belges 1950–78)|
The Brussels café Dolle Mol where several of the film's scenes were filmed.
|Directed by||Jan Bucquoy|
|Produced by||Francis De Smet, Transatlantic Films Bruxelles|
|Written by||Jean-Phlippe Vidon|
|Starring||Jan Bucquoy, Noël Godin|
|Music by||Francis De Smet, Marc Aryan, Gene Vincent, Will Tura, Peter Benoit, Les Dominos.|
La Vie sexuelle des Belges 1950–78 is a 1994 film satire on Belgian provincialism that proved a major cinematic success in Belgium. It was the first film by now-famed Flemish provocateur and director Jan Bucquoy. It tells an autobiographical tale of a clueless young bumpkin, Jan, trying far from successfully to keep up with times failing equally at being a 1960s free-love youth or political activist and finally sinking into a mundane life.
- "The cinematography is an unusual blend of the surreal and the mundane, infused with a quirky comic style which flitters between self-mockery and farce. Bucquoy's portrait of his own mother provides the film with its most enduring image, the possessive house-proud woman who casually quips when she notices her husband has died, "it isn't time", and repeatedly states when she finds a way to save money: "it's cheaper that way". If the film is an accurate reflection of the truth, Bucquoy must have had one Hell of an upbringing...".)
- Transatlantic Films Brussels
- IMDB entry
- comments on the film
- Channel 4
- Tribune de Bruxelles
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