1991-2000ArthouseBelgiumDramaFrank Van Passel

Frank Van Passel – Manneken Pis (1995)

Surreal love story between Harry and Jeanne, who live in the same appartment block. Harry just came to Brussels and works in a restaurant. Jeanne tries to find out why he never says I love You to her.

Time Out wrote:
With its carefree blend of the off-beam and the everyday, this game Belgian first feature seems to tap the same vein of oddball whimsy mined by Toto the Hero and The Sexual Life of the Belgians. Sweet, bald, shy Harry is a humble dishwasher hiding a dark secret (his family were run over by a train while he was out of their car taking a leak), all of which makes him uncertain in his wooing of a comely Brussels tramdriver, whose elderly confidant pours scorn on the whole proceedings. Unafraid to switch from farce to grim foreboding in an instant, director Van Passel throws in a vibrant colour palette, but doesn’t quite have the discipline to achieve the emotional impact intended. Refreshing, though.


Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	1 h 29 min
Size: 	3.04 GiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	1920x1080 
Aspect ratio:  	16:9
Frame rate: 	25.000 fps
Bit rate: 	4 800 kb/s
BPP: 	0.093
#1:  	Dutch 2.0ch AAC @ 128 kb/s



One Comment

  1. Grateful and saddened! there is no subtitle on the entire web for this movie. Not even ones in any language, to translate.

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