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Director: Koen Mortier
In a Senegalese hotel, a Flemish racing cyclist is found dead. He spent his last night with a local prostitute. This turns African Fae’s life upside down.
Koen Mortier made his sweeping film debut with Ex-Drummer, adapted from Herman Brusselmans’ novel, and now sets his sights on the work of another famous Flemish man of letters: Dimitri Verhulst. In this adaptation of his Monoloog van iemand die het gewoon werd tegen zichzelf te praten, set in Senegal, the paths of African beauty Fae and world-famous sportsman Thierry cross. The racing cyclist and the prostitute have in common they have to exert their physique to reach their highest potential, in order to please their fans and customers. Thierry falls head-over-heels for Fae. They find dignity in each other, as well as the hope to free themselves from their dire straits. But when Thierry is intoxicated one night, starts acting strange and turns out to be dead the next morning, the innocent Fae is arrested. To be able to go on with her life, she has to return to the room where it all started.


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Title: Engel
Year: 2018
Duration : 1 hour, 45 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2018

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