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Groenten uit Balen (2011)

Germaine Debruycker is 18 when the workers at the Vieille Montagne factory, including her father, go on strike to obtain a 10 franc raise. The turbulent strike lasts for 9 weeks and changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.

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Frank van Mechelen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stany Crets ... Jan Debruycker
Tiny Bertels ... Clara Debruycker
Michel van Dousselaere Michel van Dousselaere ... Opa Debruycker
Evelien Bosmans ... Germaine Debruycker
Clara Cleymans ... Alice
Herwig Ilegems Herwig Ilegems ... Rik
Bart Hollanders ... Luc Verheyen
Veerle Dobbelaere Veerle Dobbelaere ... Mevrouw Verheyen
Koen De Bouw ... Mijnheer Verheyen
Lucas Van den Eynde ... Piet Populiers
Axel Daeseleire ... Marcel
Luc Nuyens Luc Nuyens ... Frans
Tom Dewispelaere ... Kris
Jonas Leemans Jonas Leemans ... Tjip
Mathijs Scheepers ... Jef Sleeckx
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Germaine Debruycker is 18 when the workers at the Vieille Montagne factory, including her father, go on strike to obtain a 10 franc raise. The turbulent strike lasts for 9 weeks and changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.

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The scenes of the old 1910 factory are the actual buildings of the Vieille Montagne in Balen (Belgium), which became Nyrstar in 2007. See more »

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References Love Story (1970) See more »

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Fun movie despite the lesser acting performances
14 January 2012 | by severens-martijnSee all my reviews

Fun movie to watch, even despite the lesser quality in the acting performances. Except for some, with in particular Stanny Crets, he was awesome in this movie! He did a fine job..

You can't compare this to other Belgian movies though, like 'De helaasheid der dingen' or 'Aanrijding in Moskou'. But it does a great job of keeping you interested during the entire movie, and giving you a good laugh every now and then. The build-up is fine and so is the audio-visual aspect. But I did notice some small mistakes in their 70's setting, such as stuff you wouldn't actually be seeing in the street image those days.

Should be a nice movie for a Sunday afternoon though.


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Dutch

Release Date:

14 December 2011 (Belgium) See more »

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Овощи из Балена See more »

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$1,729,514
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