Vincent

Belgium, France 2017

Synopsis

Vincent is a 17-year old ecologist who drives his family crazy with his attempts to reduce their carbon footprint. Vincent‘s giddy French aunt Nikki takes him on a trip to France, convinced that the boy‘s obsession is related to his suffocating mother. But on their road-trip, Vincent proves to be much more than Nikki can handle.

Directors Statement

Making a comedy about suicide in a country with one of the highest suicide rates in Europe sounds somewhat harsh. Of course it’s much more then that. Vincent is a dramatic story with a funny edge and deals with both life’s joys and its disappointments, with its fears and its hopes. Its base is a feeling of unease, restlessness, lack of vision and future almost inherent with living and growing up in the world today. This takes us on a journey, both inward and outward, both in narrative and in the making. But foremost I’d like to think it’s realistic and I ended up putting more of myself into this film then I could have anticipated.

Biography

Christophe Van Rompaey cut his teeth directing with a handful of shorts and Flemish comedy series such as HALLELUJA and TEAM SPIRIT. His feature film début MOSCOW, BELGIUM proved a commercial success in Flanders and a hit with festivals, winning 3 awards at the 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week. It went on to win fifteen awards at festivals. The film was released in a number of territories including France, Germany and the United States, where it earned a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Christophe subsequently directed the acclaimed drama LENA (2012), which nabbed awards at the Les Arcs and Fantasporto festivals. He also directed the popular mini-series VOOR WAT HOORT WAT (2014) for national television. VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD is Christophe’s third feature film and his second collaboration with writer Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem.

Filmography:

2016 VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD
2014 VOOR WAT HOORT WAT, TV-series
2012 LENA
2008 MOSCOW BELGIUM
2008 MISSING,TV-series
2005 HALLELUJA!, TV-series
2004 TEAM SPIRIT - THE SERIES II, TV-series
2002 TEAM SPIRIT - THE SERIES, TV-series
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Christophe van Rompaey

Written by : Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem

Produced by : Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Emmanuel Giraud, Aurélie Bordier, Dries Phlypo

Director of Photography : David Williamson

Editor : Alain Dessauvage

Production Design : Hubert Pouille

Costume Design : Kristin Van Passel

Hair & Make up Artist : Antonella Prestigiacomo, Catherine Bruchon

Composer : Nicolas Repac

Sound Design : Alek Goosse

Main Cast : Spencer Bogaert (Vincent), Alexandra Lamy (Nicole), Barbara Sarafian (Marianne), Geert van Rampelberg (Raf), Frédéric Epaud (Guillaume)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Comedy 2017