|The Ardennes – Trailer
In his debut feature, Robin Pront artfully blends gritty kitchen-sink realism, forbidding noir and surprising, post-Coen Brothers humor to reveal a tense, humanistic and emotionally twisted drama of brotherly love and betrayal on the economic margins of contemporary Belgium. Brothers Kenny (Kevin Janssens) and Dave (Jeroen Perceval) are lumpen Flemish hoodlums whose ineptitude causes Kenny to take the fall when a heist goes wrong. Four years later, Kenny is out of prison, but, as he soon discovers, things have drastically changed. His girlfriend, Sylvie (Veerle Baetens), has moved in with his brother Dave and is pregnant with his baby. Eventually, Kenny’s feral impulses put the brothers on the wrong side of the law again, leading them to an awkward collusion with Kennyâ€™s old cellmate, Stef (Jan Bijvoet), amid a gallery of bizarre characters in the forests of the Ardennes.
Directed by: Robin Pront
Starring: Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Jan Bijvoet, Viviane de Muynck, Sam Louwyck, Peter Van den Begin, Eric Godon, Rachid Appa El Ghazaoui