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Pauline is a mentally handicapped woman who lives with her sister Martha in Belgium. When Martha dies, the family inheritance requires that one of her other sisters, Cecile or Paulette, take Pauline in. When Pauline proves too much of a nuisance for Cecile in Brussels, she resorts to staying with P
When Billy's father is put on trial in the Belgian High Courts over a political scandal precipitated by media coverage, Billy kidnaps journalist Johannes van Buren and puts the star reporter, his profession and his personal life on another kind of trial.
S is a lost young woman who has rarely known happiness. Her mother is a prostitute, her father was executed for murder. In a Belgium reeling from the discovery of a paedophile murderer, S. looks for happiness but finds mostly low-lifes and violence. So she kills them.
As she lies peacefully in bed in her farmhouse, somewhere in the Dutch countryside, the aged Antonia begins to stir awake. In a calm, even cadence the narrator tells us that this is the last day of Antonia's life. Antonia casts her mind back to the day she and her 16-year-old daughter, Danielle, returned to the farm and village Antonia had left as a young woman -- in the days before WWII. They have come to see Antonia's mother, Allegonda, on her death bed. Antonia inherits Allegonda's farm and begins a matriarchy that twists and turns through time, overlapping and linking each successive generation, which builds on the shoulders of the last. She also creates a welcome table for all the odd ducks who don't, won't, or can't fit into the narrow roles prescribed by hidebound and harsh tradition. At 88, surrounded by family members and her great friend and lover Bas, Antonia dies certain of her achievement: "As this long chronicle draws to its finish, nothing has come to an end."
Using a docudrama format, veteran filmmaker Frans Buyens directs actors to play late members of his family.
Set in the middle of the 16th century, a doctor with opposing political views is betrayed by his friends and hunted by the authorities.
A terminally ill older man is sexually attracted to his daughter-in-law who tries to seduce him in order to discover the extent of his resources.
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