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by Martine Doyen


A phenomenon of collective hysteria, a dancing mania similar to that seen in 1564 in Molenbeek, has started in the Marolles. The ‘contaminated’ people gather in the streets to dance frenetically. They have nothing in common, except to have have witnessed, from near or far, a terrorist attack.

international title: Hamsters
original title: Hamsters
country: Belgium
year: 2017
genre: experimental
directed by: Martine Doyen
film run: 71'
screenplay: Martine Doyen
cast: Frédéric Rolland, Delphine Brual, Veerle Vaes, Jerôme Roland, Nicolas Monfort, Jean-Pierre Rostenne, Jean-Claude Dupéciaux, Georges Dykmans, Sophie Thirion, David Chazam, Sébastien Versluys, Corinne Pelé, Florence Petranto, Giuseppe Porcaro, André Guillaume Jacques, Marion Fougeret, Katleen van Lombeek, Emilie Ketels, Jeanne Boute, Alain Haubursin, Xavier Gorgol, Maria Brouillard, Madeleine Kobia, Bettina Windelschmidt, José & Leoncia Martinez, Christine Lapage, Jean-Luc Philippe, Luc Vanuytrecht.
cinematography by: Martine Doyen, Maxime Gourdon
film editing: Martine Doyen, Patxi Endara
music: Casio Bxl, David Chazam
production: Spinach Productions asbl
backing: Brigittines Art Center, Recyclart Art Center, Echevinat de la Culture de la Ville de Bruxelles, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), FILMLAB du Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel, Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, VOO, FOND TRIODOS
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