The Misfortunates

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: March 19, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx, Johan Heldenbergh, Bert Halvoet, Gilda De Bal, Valentijn Dhaenens, Natali Broods


Gunther Strobbe, an aspiring writer in his thirties who makes a living from doing odd jobs, is less than thrilled when he learns that he'll be a father. His lack of enthusiasm stems from being raised by his grandmother in an atypical family of male drunks, delinquents and criminals—Marcel's father and three uncles. But something good comes from the bad—drawing on memories of his adolescence, his first love and the many escapades of his family, Gunther gets the inspiration for his first novel.

Director: Félix van Groeningen
Studio: Evokative Films
Producer(s): Dirk Impens
Screenplay: Christophe Dirickx, Felix Van Groeningen

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  • 5 stars "Very crude and funny."
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