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Original title: Wil
German title: Weil der Mensch erbärmlich ist
Belgium, 2023

Director: Mielants, Tim
Production company: Lecter Scripted Media, Menuetto Film, Minds Meet
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 107 min.
Film genre: Feature film

1942. Will and Lode, two young policemen in the occupied city of Antwerp, are forced to take part in the manhunt for Jews. At the same time, they support the resistance. And in the midst of all the chaos and violence, love blossoms: Will falls head over heels for the charms of Lode's sister Yvette. A contradictory cocktail of emotions brings him to the brink. For how do you simultaneously save yourself, your loved ones and the Jews from the clutches of the occupier?

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Based on the bestselling novel by Jeroen Olyslaegers.

JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2024, Ensor Award 2024

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Menuetto (BE)

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