The Ardennes reveals crime in the forest

Ardennes poster
This blog doesn’t tend to cover that many foreign language films. Ardennes is slightly different. The trailer caught my attention straight away.

A strange cross of genres make this “Flemish noir” something interesting.  You can see bits of Trainspotting, Goodfellas, A Simple Plan and a touch of Ruthless People thrown in for good measure.  One that could become a classic of the genre.

It does have a stupidly limited release so you may have to wait for it to come out on DVD.

Brothers Dave and Kenneth are reunited on Kenneth’s release after four years in prison following a failed home invasion. While Kenneth is anxious to dive headfirst into the drug-centred existence that ensnared him in the first place, both Dave and Kenneth’s erstwhile girlfriend Sylvie, have adopted clean lifestyles. Drugs, crime and the bonds of brotherhood create this dark crime thriller journey in The Ardennes.

Showing at Ciné Lumière & the ICA on December 9, and at Chapter Cardiff December 16, 2016.