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Rookie

Rookie

Lieven van Baelen

06.09 UGC De Brouckère 19:00 TICKETS
07.09 UGC De Brouckère 14:00 TICKETS
Fiction . 100' . Belgium . 2020 . FR/NL / ST : FR/EN/NL

The story of Nicky, a young ambitious and confident pure blooded motorcyclist. When he gets into an accident, his world crumbles apart, not sure whether he’ll ever be able to race again. But the adrenaline junkie inside him rears his ugly head and Nicky tries to relive his dream by coaching his nephew Charlie.

STARRING

Matteo Simoni

Veerle Baetens

Valentijn Braeckman

Stefaan Degand

Tibo Vandenborre

Bjarne Devolder

Guy Combes

WRITER

Charlie Brafman

Magnus McCullagh

Lieven van Baelen

SOUND

Geert Vlegels

Tijn Hazen

MUSIC

Daan

FILM EDITING

Manu Van Hove

PRODUCTION

Eurydice Gysel

CZAR FILM & TV Baldr Film

RTBF

DFW

Koen Mortier

Versus Production

VTM

DISTRIBUTION

KFD

DFW

Lieven van Baelen

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Lieven van Baelen (1973) studied at the RITS film school in Brussels. He started out as a telecine operator and quickly became one of the leading color graders in Belgium. The next logical step for Lieven was to do set lighting as well. He became director of photography (DOP) for a whole series of commercials and video clips. Later he became director. His career as a director got off to a flying start with the short film ‘The Thread’ (1999). The film was warmly received all over the world and won the prize ‘Best Future Talent’ in Locarno. Around the same period, Lieven started working at CZAR.BE and was mainly active as DOP for notable projects such as ‘Carlo’ (Michaël R. Roskam), ‘Blush’ (Wim Vandekeybus) and ‘Oh My God?!’ (Christophe VanRompaey). Despite the ambitious projects and nominations as DOP, Lieven chose to focus on directing. His clear vision, knowledge and passion quickly made Lieven a much sought-after director. He has an intense visual directing style and specializes in automotive commercials with high-quality post-production skills. His versatile talent can be seen, for example, in Stromae’s music video ‘Ta Fête’. ‘Rookie’ is Lieven’s first feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2000 : THE THREAD (short)

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