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by Hilde Van Mieghem


Well-known novelist and literary monument, 55-year-old Jan Meerman's successful life is thrown upside down when his 85-year-old mother, Josée Verbeke, unexpectedly has a severe stroke. Jan no longer recognizes his once lively mother as her verbal witticisms have been replaced by pitiful cries and gibberish. In these difficult times Jan faces the upcoming deadline of his new novel. The confrontation he has to engage with the decline of his mother makes him question his priorities.

international title: Speechless
original title: Sprakeloos
country: Belgium
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Hilde Van Mieghem
film run: 105'
release date: BE 15/03/2017
screenplay: Hilde Van Mieghem, Bert Scholiers
cast: Stany Crets, Viviane de Muynck, Rik Van Uffelen, Hans Kesting, Marie Vinck, Flor Decleir
producer: Bo De Group
production: Caviar Films
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