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Born to Film (Cineastes a tout prix)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:May 15, 2004
Running time:62 minutes
Cast:Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Max Naveaux, Jacques Hardy, Noel Godin, Bouli Lanners
Director:Frederic Sojcher
Producer:Hubert Toint
Writer:Frederic Sojcher

Description: Three no-budget semi-professional filmmakers finally get their due in this witty but respectful documentary. Director Frederic Sojcher visits three fellow Belgian auteurs whose ambitions outstrip their budgets, or their recognition. Max Naveaux is a projectionist who decided to take a stab at making movies himself, putting together small-scale war films whose realism was heightened by the fact that the Belgian Ministry of Defense gave him permission to use real bullets for one of his movies. Schoolteacher Jacques Hardy has dabbled in creating film noir, costume horror, and comic-book adventures, most starring his friend Christian Vranken, who makes his living as a church caretaker and insists on casting approval for his female co-stars. And Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a self-styled surrealist whose commitment to obscurity is great enough that he insists on being interviewed while wearing a ski mask, and insists that while he could make better films if he had the budget of a Steven Spielberg, Spielberg couldn't make a film at all for the money Rousseau has at his disposal. Produced for Belgian television, Cinéastes à Tout Prix features plenty of clips from the works of the film's subjects, ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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