A film by Felix Van Groeningen

Cast : Valentijn Dhaenens et Wouter Hendrickx, Koen De Graeve, Johan Heldenbergh

2009 / dramatic comedy / original title : THE MISFORTUNATES / 107’ / Color / status : completed / General Audience / long feature-film / French catalog

13-year-old Gunther Strobbe lives with his father and three uncles at his grandmother’s house. While growing up, he faces enormous quantities of alcohol, picking up women and shameless slacking. Everything suggests that Gunther is bound to suffer the same fate. Or does he still have the opportunity to escape the misfortune of the Stobbes?


“« On pense aux chansons de Jacques Brel ou aux films des frères Dardenne, mais on est d'ailleurs, dans un univers poisseux, dérangeant, drôle. »”