A coming-of-age film about teens with enormous hearts, left to their own devices when their mother abandons them.

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Synopsis: The Giants is a moving coming-of-age film about small kids with enormous hearts. Brothers Seth (Martin Nissen) and Zak (Zacharie Chasseriaud) are two young teens left to their own devices when their mother abandons them in their dead grandfather’s house.

As money grows thin during the long summer days, they befriend another loner, Danny (Paul Bartel), who hooks them up with a small time drug dealer interested in renting their place. When that goes violently wrong, the ragged trio hits the road on a Huck Finn-style journey of adventure and self-discovery.

Genre

Drama

Rated

NR - Treat as PG

Language

French

Starring

Martin Nissen...Seth
Paul Bartel...Danny
Zacharie Chasseriaud...Zak

Directed by

Bouli Lanners

Written by

Elise Ancion
Bouli Lanners
Matthieu Reynaert

Produced by

Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Jani Thiltges

Awards

AWARDS

C.I.C.A.E. Award – Cannes Film Festival, 2011
SACD Prize – Cannes Film Festival, 2011
Magritte Award – Best Film, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Director, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Supporting Actress, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Cinematography, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Original Score, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Best Buster Award- Best Youth Film – Buster International Children’s Film Festival, 2012


NOMINATIONS

Gold Hugo – Best International Feature, Chicago International Film Festival, 2011
Magritte Award – Best Script, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Supporting Actor, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Most Promising Actor, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Sound, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Production Design, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Costume Design, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012
Magritte Award – Best Editing, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2012


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Lama Film Festival, France, 2011
Gindou Film Festival, France, 2011
Festival du Film Francophone d’Angouleme, France, 2011
BFI London Film Festival, 2011
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2012
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012
Ottowa European Union Film Festival, 2013
Vancouver European Union Film Festival, 2013

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Country of Origin

Belgium

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