Life Is Full of Surprises
The Bloody Olive
It's Christmas Eve 1951. Werner and Mylene are looking to forward to a quiet evening when the doorbell rings. It's Sam, Werner's business partner. He has discovered than Werner has been falsifying the books and wants his money back. This is the beginning of a night full of surprises. If you like stories with twists, you'll lose track trying to count them all in this award winning tongue-in-cheek film noir. Written and directed by Vincent Bal. This story is based on a French comic strip entitled Imbroglio. Principal cast: Gene Bervoets, Veerle Van Overloop and Frank Focketyn.
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At knife point, a thief jumps into a young woman's car while stuck in traffic to avoid the police. The frightened young woman becomes dumbstruck when the thief starts complaining about her dangerous driving. They both start arguing that each one's life is harder than the other's life. This unusual relationship takes twists and turns until it reaches a surprising climax. Written and directed by Gabriel Sirbu. The film won the Audience Prize at Aspen Shortsfest in 2008. Sirbu currently teaches film at the Romanian National Film School in Bucharest. Principal cast: Claudia Prec and Andi Vasluianu.
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