BELGIUM / NETHERLANDS / FRANCE – 2017 – 91 MIN – DRAMA – DUTCH / FRENCH – DCP/HD
Original title: CARGO
A film by Gilles Coulier
In the cold waters of the North Sea, Leon Broucke falls overboard his fishing boat right before the eyes of his eldest son, Jean. The old man slips into a deep coma, leaving his son behind with a huge debt and the responsibility of the family business. The absence of his father sets off an aftershock of conflicts between him and his two brothers. Cargo is a story about how desperation can bring a family to the edge of destruction.
Original language: DUTCH/FRENCH
Produced by: De Wereldvrede, Halal Films, Chevaldetrois
Festival de San Sebastian 2017
Gilles Coulier is a director, producer and writer. He graduated in September 2011 and used the ‘Flemish Film Fund Wildcard’ to create the short ‘Mont Blanc’. The short was selected in April 2013 for the Cannes Film Festival in the Official Shortfilm Competition. Coulier has been working on his first Feature Film, ‘Cargo’ and he recently started a production company ‘De Wereldvrede’ with actor Gilles De Schryver.