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Jun 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Ne Me Quitte Pas

With Eric Kohn (Indiewire).

107min / 2013 / Netherlands and Belgium / Flemish and French with English Subtitles 

Ne_Me_Quitte_Pas_Still3Ne Me Quitte Pas is a tragicomic ode to failure. Set in a village on the edge of Belgium, Bob (Flemish) and Marcel (Walloon) share their solitude, sense of humor and carving for alcohol. They have agreed that suicide is the best way out if worse comes to worst. In that case, they have chosen the perfect spot to do so: under Bob’s tree of life.

Bob is a retired cowboy who loves his freedom and forest, while Marcel is trying to hold on to the family he is about to lose. Time passes slowly in the Wallonian countryside. Fortunately, there’s wood to be chopped, sticky flypaper to be hung and there are the occasional trips to the dentist. The remaining time is killed with drinking.

In direct cinema style we witness a Walloon carnival, a car accident and a failed attempt to find Bob’s son. Even Bob’s tree of life appears to have vanished. Despite all, the two men never indulge in selfpity. They stand strong together, until Marcel decides to stop drinking and Bob refuses to join him in rehab.

Brooklyn premiere of Ne Me Quitte Pas presented by the Dutch Consulate and Indiewire

Directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden.

 

 

Dutch Culture USA is the division of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ government that supports and promotes Dutch arts and culture in the US.

We are dedicated to supporting innovative Dutch arts and cultural programs by helping build long-lasting relationships between the Dutch and American arts and cultural worlds, while spreading the positive image of the Netherlands and its thriving artistic community and creative professionals

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Jun 18, 2014
Time
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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