Magazine article Variety

Belgian Pics and Co-Prods in Venice

Magazine article Variety

Belgian Pics and Co-Prods in Venice

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Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidele)

(Belgium/The Netherlands/ France)

DIRECTOR: Michael Roskam

STARS: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adele Exarchopoulos

LOGLINE: Reuniting director Michael Roskam with his "Bullhead" star Matthias Schoenaerts, out of competition title "Racer and the Jailbird" - Belgium's 2017 Oscar entry - is a story of crime and hedonism loosely based on the true story of Patrick Haemers, the Brussels mastermind behind a string of armored car robberies in the 1980s and a key player in the kidnapping of former Belgian prime minister Paul Vanden Boeynants in 1989. Adele Exarchopoulos plays the film's rich, racing-driver love interest.

Hannah (pictured)

(Italy/France/Belgium)

DIRECTOR: Andrea Pallaoro

STARS: Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms, Jean-Michel Balthazar

LOGLINE: Andrea Pallaoro's second feature is also his second to debut on the Lido - 2013's acclaimed "Medeas," which premiered in Horizons, starred Catalina Sandino Moreno as a deaf-mute wife and mother in Southern California. …

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