Patrick Glotz • Director
Patrick Glotz, the director of Belgian Disaster, discusses this comedy's storyline, which hit cinemas in September 2015
Waiter, driver, DJ, freelance journalist for an insurance company review, Liège waffle seller on the French ski slopes, Patrick Glotz has also started directing shorts and business films in his own time. After seven years of waiting, this self-taught, determined film-buff has finally realised his dream: to see his first feature length film, Belgian Disaster [+see also:
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This story starts off with the unlikely encounter between a sassy young teen from Brussels' fourth-world and a prim and proper French heir. This meeting takes us on an extraordinary adventure centred on four cunning characters. In summary, it’s the journey of four people, who life has pushed aside, trying, against all odds, to pull off a scam, because while they may have been born in rags, they want to die with riches. They don't succeed, and the story is a comedy of farcical and hilarious errors. The film also tries to give a more realistic view on the daily life of these characters. From time to time this view can be a little cruel and corrosive.