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Young recruits undergo a basic military training in the Belgian army. The amiable commander Van Dyck tries to teach them a new way of looking, listening and thinking through role-playing. An intriguing insight into training within the Belgian army, one of the few environments in our society where there is still a real rite of passage: a young recruit does not simply follow a path to a certain job, but must undergo a real transformation: from civilian to soldier.

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DOCVILLE presents the ten best Belgian documentaries of the past year. Films that capture special places in our country, such as a small pigsty or an operating room where hypnosis is used, but also films that look beyond national borders and zoom in on, for example, Iceland, Congo, Ireland or Turkey. Documentaries made by familiar faces or by young newcomers. The strongest film will be announced the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.
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Portret Coming of age Dutch spoken or subtitled

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Directed by Ruben Deseire
2022 74 min.
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Ruben Deseire


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