Een Ander Zijn Geluk

Fien Troch
Story: 

'Someone else's happiness' is set in a small village.

On a cold winter's day, a child gets killed in a hit and run accident. Christine, a divorced mother who is trying to pick up her normal life, discovers the child's lifeless body. But by the time the police arrives, the river's current has taken him away . . . and the police don't seem to believe her.

Chrisitine isn't sure anymore of what she saw. When she finds out a child really was killed that night, she starts feeling guilty and finds herself alone with her ghosty memory, and surrounded by people with an opinion on this drama. Things get even more dramatic when it turns out she knows the family of the victim better than she would've liked to. The film is not only about Christine but about the emotions of all the people involved. All of their stories are intertwined. The villagers are captivated by the drama. They seem to have been awakened from a deep hibernation. At last, something has happened, and peoplehave something to talk about again. Only Christine can't or won't tell anyone what she saw that night.

 

Parallel to the police's investigation, the victim's family start their own search for the truth. Christine realizes she might be a crucial witness to the case but still finds it too hard to speak up. The longer the search for the killer goes on, the more people get hurt...

 

Een Ander Zijn Geluk
Awards: 

Official Selection International Filmfestival Toronto (2005)

Official Selection International Filmfestival San Sebastian (2005)

Official Selection International Filmfestival Gent (2005)

Award for best screenplay, best leading actress and golden Alexander at the International Filmfestival Thessaloniki (2005)

Le grand prix du jury at the International Filmfestival Angers (2006)

Selection International Filmfestival Palm Springs (2006)

Selection International Filmfestival Rotterdam (2006)

Official Selection International Filmfestival Götenborg (2006)

Official Selection International Filmfestival Buenes Aires (2006)

Official Selection International Filmfestival d’ Aubagne (2006)

Official Selection International Filmfestival Kopenhagen (2006)

Linea d’Ombra Official Selection International Filmfestival Salerno (2006)

Prize of the jury Official Selection International Filmfestival Taipei (2006)

Official Selection International Filmfestival Seattle (2006)

Info: 

Director:Fien Troch

Screenplay: Fien Troch

D.O.P.: Frank Van Den Eeden
Cast: Jan Decleir, Josse de Pauw, Peter Van Den Begin, Ina Geerts, Johanna Ter Steegen, Natali Broods, Johan Leysen, Bruno van den Broecke, Viviane de Muynck, Robby Cleiren, Els De Ceuckelier


Produced by:

Prime Time (BE)

Antonino Lombardo

 

Co-production with:

Motel Films (BE)

 

Release year: 
2005