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MOSCOW, BELGIUM

by Christophe Van Rompaey

synopsis

Moscow, a working class neighbourhood in Ghent, Belgium. Matty, mother of three, bumps her car into Johnny’s truck on the parking lot of a supermarket. He is furious at the dent in his bumper and yells at Matty. She fights back. Their discussion turns into a row, and the police have to intervene. Matty takes a hot bath to recover from the afternoon’s collision when the phone rings. It’s Johnny, apologizing for his behaviour. Matty tells him to stay out of her life. Later, Johnny comes to fix the dent in Matty’s car. Her children are stunned at the sparks that fly between Matty and the much younger Johnny. Before long, they go out for drinks and end up in bed together.

international title: Moscow, Belgium
original title: Aanrijding in Moscou
country: Belgium
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Christophe Van Rompaey
release date: BE 30/01/2008, FR 19/11/2008
screenplay: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Pat Van Beirs
cast: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Anemone Valcke, Sofia Ferri, Julian Borsani
cinematography by: Ruben Impens
film editing: Alain Dessauvage
art director: Steven Liegeois
costumes designer: Tine Verbeurgt
music: Tuur Florizoone
producer: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
production: A Private View
backing: VTM, VAF
distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution, Bac Films (FR)
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