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Nic Balthazar

Nic Balthazar - BenX

Nic Balthazar made his first steps on international podia at a very young
age, when the children musicals in which he played even hit Broadway. Even before graduating from university he became a theatre- and later a well known film critic. First for newspapers, then for radio.
Then came a successful television career as a cultural journalist, director, presenter, talkshow-host for a variety of programs at the most important Belgian national television broadcaster VRT.

The impact of his literary debut “Niets was alles wat hij zei” (“Nothing was all he said”) brought about an adaptation of the same story to the stage. The multimedia-play ‘NIETS’ (‘NOTHING’), written, produced and directed by Nic Balthazar was an even bigger success with more then 210 sold-out shows.
When MMG bought the film rights of the book and play they not only asked him to write the screenplay, but also to direct the film himself.

Ben X is Nic Balthazars first feature film as a director.

CAST

Ben
Mother
Scarlite
Father
Bogaert
Desmet
Metal Teacher
Coppola
Psychiatrist
School Principal
Maaike
Sabine
Jonas
Religion Teacher
Horse Man

Greg Timmermans
Marijke Pinoy
Laura Verlinden
Pol Goossen
Titus De Voogdt
Maarten Claeyssens
Jakob Beks
Gilles De Schryver
Peter De Graef
Ron Cornet
An Van Gijsegem
Tania Van der Sanden
César De Sutter
Johan Heldenbergh
Wim Vandekeybus
   

CREW

Director & Screenplay Writer
Fotography
Music
Editing
Sound Design
Production Manager
Art Director
Costumes
Make-up
Sound
Casting
Coproducers
Associate Producers
Producers

Nic Balthazar
Lou Berghmans
Praga Khan
Philippe Ravoet
Peter Flamman & Wart Wamsteker
Johan Van den Driessche
Kurt Loyens
Heleen Heintjes
Esther de Goey
Coen Gravendaal
Gunter Schmid
Michiel de Rooij, Sabine Veenendaal & Burny Bos (BosBros.), Winnie Enghien (één)
Guido Dekeyser & Peter Lories
Peter Bouckaert & Erwin Provoost
   

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Title
Original Language
Running Time
Production Country
Locations

Studio
Production Period
Release Belgium
Distributor Belgium
Shooting Format / Cinema Format
Screen Ratio
Sound

Ben X
Dutch
90'
Belgium
Ghent, Maarkedal, Bruges, Dendermonde, Oudenaarde, Brussels & Calais
Ghent
2006, October 23 - December 1
2007, September 26
Kinepolis Film Distribution
High Definition/35 mm

1.85
Dolby SRD