Felix van Groeningen, the director behind the terrific (and Oscar nominated), “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” is quickly moving on up. In September he inked a deal to make his Hollywood debut with “Beautiful Boy,” a drug addiction drama that Cameron Crowe was at one time attached to helm. But first, the filmmaker has knocked out “Belgica,” and the first trailer for the movie has landed.
Originally slated to star Matthias Schoenaerts, the film now features Stef Aerts, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Jean-Michel Balthazar, and Tom Vermeir, and finds the director going from the world of country and bluegrass, to rock ‘n roll. The story follows brothers who run a raucous club, only to find the lifestyle starting to wear on their personal lives. Here’s the official synopsis:
The movie follows the story of two brothers who, even though they have absolutely nothing in common, open a bar together that quickly becomes a regular hangout for nighthawks. Despite this success, the two brothers must soon face up to the difficulties inherent in running a family business. Their brotherhood turns into rivalry, through no fault of their own.
“Belgica” opens in Belgium and France on March 2, 2016. No word yet on a U.S. distributor. Watch below. [Cine Maldito]