Hellhole

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    Hellhole

    Directed by

    Belgium, Netherlands

    2019

    87 min

    • French
    • English
    • Dutch
    • Italian

    Drama

    Three starkly different people deal with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Brussels in May 2016. A Flemish doctor, whose son is a fighter jet pilot on a mission in the Middle East, is forced to confront his loneliness. A young man from Algerian descent is asked by his brother to do him a deceivingly simple favour. An Italian woman, who works in the heart of the European Institutions, is slowly losing control under the pressure of her demanding life. The same question that seems to haunt the city, looms over their lives, where do we go from here?

    Awards

    • Best Director Award - Hong Kong IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Alba Rohrwacher
    Willy Thomas
    Hamza Belarbi
    Lubna Azabal
    Jeroen Vander Ven
    Mieke De Groote
    Amine Benhilal
    Screenplay
    Bas Devos
    Cinematography
    Nicolas Karakatsanis
    Editing
    Dieter Diependaele
    Music
    James Leyland Kirby
    Sales
    LES FILMS DU LOSANGE
    Production
    MINDS MEET
    Production
    PHANTA FILM

    Press

    Bas Devos depicts a deeply wounded city, a sick population marred by emptiness and the aftermath of a random, absurd attack on a metro platform

    Aurore Engelen, Cineuropa

    Bas Devos

    Bas Devos

    Belgium

    I am interested in contrasting the slowness... with everything constantly moving at the speed of light.

    Bas Devos was born in Zoersel, Belgium in 1983. Since graduating, Bas Devos has made two shorts, THE CLOSE and WE KNOW. His first feature, VIOLET (2014), won the Jury Prize at Berlinale Generation and was selected for New Directors New Films at The MOMA, New York. His second feature HELLHOLE (2019) was selected for Berlinale Panorama. His third feature GHOST TROPIC (2019) premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

    Selected Filmography