Archive of films Dirty Mind / Dirty Mind

Belgium
2008, 110 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2009

Diego is a shy whiz who plans his stuntman brother’s feats of derring-do. When forced to perform one of the tricks himself, Diego misses the safety net and wakes up in a hospital as fast-talking daredevil "Tony T.” But he doesn’t want to be cured, as he is finally living the life he’s always wanted.


Synopsis

Nebbish Diego (Wim Helsen) is a girl-shy technician who plans the behind-the-scenes details for his stuntman brother’s feats of derring-do. When forced to perform one of the tricks himself, Diego misses the safety net and wakes up in a hospital as the glib, fast-talking daredevil "Tony T.” Though the doctor diagnoses him with a personality-altering frontal lobe disorder, Tony doesn’t want to be cured, as he is finally living the life he’s always dreamed of. This eccentric tragicomedy from Belgian director Van Hees (Left Bank) comes laced with dark humor and some impressive individual sequences — including two spectacular stunts — while star Helsen sells a transformation that’s especially noteworthy because it depends purely on his acting, with the actor switching between personalities while his hair and glasses remain exactly the same.

Contacts

Caviar Brussels
Havenlaan 75, 1000, Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 423 23 00
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.caviar.be

About the film

Color, 35 mm
International premiere

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
   
Director: Pieter Van Hees
Screenplay: Pieter Van Hees
Dir. of Photography: Jan Vancaillie
Music: Jan Deca
Editor: Nico Leunen
Producer: Frank Van Passel, Bert Hamelinck, Kato Maes
Production: Caviar Brussels
Cast: Wim Helsen, Robby Cleiren, Kristine Van Pellicom, Peter Van Den Begin
Contact: Caviar Brussels
   
www: www.dirtymindthemovie.com

Guests

Christian De Schutter

Film Institution Rep., PR & Marketing

Pieter Van Hees

Film Director


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