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Rumba to screen at Brussels Movie Days

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Rumba to screen at Brussels Movie Days

A year after drawing audiences to the newly opened Wolubilis complex, Brussels Movie Days returns with numerous US and European avant-premieres in store. Viewers – attracted by the exclusive screenings and reduced admission prices – will thus be able to enjoy the Coen brothers’ latest work, Burn After Reading, a burlesque thriller set to be released in Belgium on November 26.

Cinemagoers will also have the chance to discover Tropic Thunder, which has enjoyed overwhelming success at the US box office over the last few days. The film’s cast looks set to raise many a laugh among audiences (Ben Stiller alongside Jack Black, with Robert Downey, Jr. in ambush).

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There will be exclusive screenings of European films of all different styles. Four years after The Chorus [+see also:
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, Christophe Barratier returns with Paris 36 [+see also:
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. Expectations from audiences and film industry professionals are high, due to The Chorus’ box office triumph.

Barratier’s film stars loyal collaborators Gérard Jugnot and Kad Mérad. The first screenings of the title (at the Montreal World Film Festival and the 1st Angoulême Francophone Film Festival) were relatively well received.

Two French directors will compete for audiences, as Brussels Movie Days presents Barbet Schroeder’s Inju [+see also:
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, which was lauded by critics at Venice; and Agnès Jaoui’s latest film, Let It Rain [+see also:
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, co-written as per usual with Jean-Pierre Bacri and starring Jamel Debbouze, a newcomer to their films.

Finally, the festival will show the avant-premiere of local production, Rumba [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
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, the poetic and enchanting work by quirky trio Abel, Gordon and Romy. The title will be launched domestically on September 17.

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(Translated from French)

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