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Sunday 26th November 5:30 PM

The Carriers Are Waiting 

Director: Benoît Mariage Country: Belgium/France
Cert: 15 Year: 1999 Length: 93 mins Language: Subtitles


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We gladly raise the profile of Belgian cinema (Rosetta is also a candidate for our Festival in February) with this straight-faced, dark comedy. Ambitious reporter Roger (Benoît Poelvoorde, last seen in the UK in Man Bites Dog) obsessively coaches his son Michel to break the world record for opening and closing a door in 24 hours. Never shying away from blacker topics than are normally to be seen in a comedy. Mariage has constructed a beautiful, unsentimental film with unforced surrealist moments worthy of the country that brought us Magritte.


open_quote Fine performances... unique and insightful close_quote Film Review

open_quote An underrated gem close_quote Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound

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