30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ghost Tropic Belgium 2019 | 85 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Bas Devos

BAS DEVOS (*1983) won the international jury prize in der Generation 14plus at the Berlinale for his debut feature Violet (2013). Besides Ghost Tropic, which was shown at Cannes in the Quinzaine, his episodic drama Hellhole also appeared in 2019.

rated for 0 + years
A woman falls asleep in the subway and sets out on a nocturnal odyssey through the melting pot of Brussels. A minimalistic night walk full of humanity and magical moments. After a long evening’s cleaning, Khadija wakes up at the other end of the city. The subway has closed down for the night. Phoning her grown-up son proves fruitless and the cash machine won’t give her the money for a taxi. The woman in her mid-fifties has no choice but to set off on a walk that will take her several hours to get home. During her trek through the city’s different social zones she encounters other creatures of the night, who can offer help – or are themselves in need.
Original title: Ghost Tropic
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Bas Devos
Screenplay: Bas Devos
Cast: Saadia Bentaïeb, Maaike Neuville, Stefan Gota, Cedric Luvuezo, Willy Thomas, Nora Dari
Producer: Marc Goyens, Bas Devos, Nabil Ben Yadir, Benoit Roland, Tomas Leyers
Director of Photography: Grimm Vandekerckhove
Music: Brecht Ameel
Production Design: Quinten Van Essche, Jonathan Van Essche
Editor: Dieter Diependaele, Bas Devos
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Rediance
Production: Quetzalcoatl; 10.80 films; Minds Meet
Contact: Jing Xu, Rediance:


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