Archive of films Dirty Mind / Dirty Mind
2008, 110 min
Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
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.
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.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!|
|Director:||Pieter Van Hees|
|Screenplay:||Pieter Van Hees|
|Dir. of Photography:||Jan Vancaillie|
|Producer:||Frank Van Passel, Bert Hamelinck, Kato Maes|
|Cast:||Wim Helsen, Robby Cleiren, Kristine Van Pellicom, Peter Van Den Begin|
Pieter Van Hees
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