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Belgica - Sundance 2016 Winner for World Cinema Dramatic

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A new movie from Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen and a new set of awards... Belgica won the 2016 Sundance Film Festival award for the best director in the category World Cinema Dramatic... one of the biggest awards at the festival which should pave the way to a worldwide release of this movie set in a Belgian Cafe becoming "the place to be"...

Watch the trailer here...

Felix' previous movie, The Broken Circle Breakdown, had set great expectations... the movie has done well at multiple movie festivals, the music went on a success story of its own starring at a variety of concerts, and most importantly: it was a magnificent movie. The story line, the actors, the photography, the music, the in-depth characters... it all just worked perfectly together. It was a surprise to me it got to an Oscar nomination, as parts of the movie does for sure offend many different classes of people... George Bush and The Pope are both being targeted in not so nice words, without that being essential to the story line...

Just like "the Broken Circle Breakdown", Belgica drives on a great soundtrack... made by Soulwax, aka the Dewaele brothers. An eclectic collection of songs and pumping beats, just check out the first released track "The Shitz - How Long" and you get a feel for the unique combination of dance beats with garage rock...

Now... I'm waiting for the US release date of "Belgica" ...

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Good news... Netflix just

Good news... Netflix just purchased the rights to distribute "Belgica" globally... so it will be coming to my NetFlix screen soon (I hope)... here is the official announcement (credit: Variety):

Netflix Takes Sundance Director Winner ‘Belgica’ for Global (EXCLUSIVE)

BERLIN February 17th 2016 – SVOD giant Netflix closed at Berlin on global rights to Felix van Groeningen’s “Belgica,” in negotiations begun at the 2016 Sundance Festival, where the movie won best director, World Cinema Dramatic section.

Netflix has acquired global exclusive SVOD rights, excluding Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, France and former-Yugoslavia, to Van Goeoningen’s fifth feature, sold by The Match Factory, and follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”

Boasting that same mix of character-driven family drama and music as “Breakdown,” the latter from Belgian band Soulwax, “Belgica” stars Tom Vermeir and Stef Aerts as two ill-matched brothers who launch the hottest nightclub in town – until success is engulfed by excess. Vet Dirk Impens produces for Menuet, in co-production with Netherlanda Topkapi and France’s Pyramide Productions. .

Made on an accessible arthouse movie – and potential more mainstream crowdpleaser in its native Belgian – the Netflix deal looks typical of Netflix’s MO for foreign-language titles as well as just part of a slew of ongoing business before and at Berlin for the streaming giant as Netflix cherry-picks top foreign-language titles from around the world to feed its global launch in now 190 countries: Exclusive global rights, save for theatrical in a limited number of territories. And the less the number of cinema theater bows, the more money Netflix will pay.

“Our first cooperation with Netflix is an exciting new journey. We are convinced Felix van Groeningen’s vibrant story of the rise and fall of two brothers in the night club scene is a perfect match,“ said Michael Weber, managing director of the Match Factory.

Deal looks typical of Netflix’s MO and just part of a slew of ongoing business before and at Berlin as Netflix cherry-picks top foreign-language titles from around the world to feed its global launch.