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Born to Film

Born to Film

A Feature film by Frédéric Sojcher

Release in France : 02/03/2005


    A projectionist (Max Naveaux), a college teacher (Jacques Hardy) and a construction worker (Jean-Jacques Rousseau, his real name) are no-budget filmmakers in Belgium. Their crew and actors are all non-professionnal. The turn reality into a delirious romp, and their films are astounding. Admired by Noël Godin (the notorious “pie-thrower”), and by Benoït Poelvoorde ("Man Bites Dog," "Podium") for their unpredictable and alternative surrealism, these Don Quichottes of movies turn Hollywood on its head.

    Max Naveaux: "I use real bullets and explosives for my films."

    Jacques Hardy: “An epic, a western, film noir, or musical… for every film, I discover a new genre.”

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “With the same budget as Spielberg, I'd have done better. With my budget, he never would have made films.”

    Participants (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Flight Movie

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    Magrytte Films International

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    Saga Film

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    Full credits (9)

    Foreign Producer :

    Hubert Toint

    Director of Photography :

    Michel Houssiau

    Assistant Operator :

    Guy Maezelle

    Sound editor :

    Denise Vindevogel

    Participants :

    Noël Godin, Bouli Lanners, Jacques Hardy, Max Naveaux, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean Jacques Rousseau

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Belgium, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 6 min

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