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La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

Original Title (If different): 
La Mer de la Tranquilité - The Sea of Tranquility
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Running time (In minutes): 
12 minutes
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Student film: 
La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility
Production year: 
January, 2010
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Antoon Cox was born in Leuven, Belgium (1980). He holds masters' degrees in Applied Linguistics and in Journalism. Currently, he works as a researcher in intercultural communication and ethnolinguistics at the Brussels University College, and as a host at Radio Scorpio in Leuven (Belgium). Since 2007 he has been involved in teaching, and in fixing and directing in Belgium and India for PSBT, NBC, Arte, and Tele5. Antoon is best described as a natural surrealist documentary filmmaker: he likes to show the hidden or unexplored angles of everyday reality and to tell the story of people from all walks of life, each time breaking the logical connections and exceeding reasonable expectations. His future ambitions aim at superposing extreme cultural boundaries treated with a pinch of satire and elegance.

Film director: 
Antoon Cox
Nohora Florian
Antoon Cox
Gaetan Harem (with help of Quentin Keiser)
Film photographer: 
Espace Dragone
Remy Guillet (with help of Benjamin Gandry)
Marc Keiser
Art Director: 
Antoon Cox
Film synopsis: 
In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial dream come true. The two main protagonists (see picture) mama Jeanne from Congo and Pierre (see picture) from France mount a terril (slag heap) and discover the beauty of their habitat. Comming from the Congo Mama mounts the terril in a typical African dress and high heels. The little mountain reminds her of Congo. At the summit treats the local population to blazed bananas and Chicken Moambe. The party at the summit depicts well the diversity of this town with the Africans to be the latest immigrants after the Italians, the Turks. Towards the end they are all surprised by the resurrection of singer Claude François, the French singing legend who passed away in an accident just a few years after La Louvière's last mine was closed down.
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Dolby SR
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Festival selections: 

"La mer de la tranquilité" was screened at the documentary film festival of La Louvière (2010), the short film festival of Namur (2010), the short film festival of Charleroi (2011) and the Detmold International short Film Festival (Germany, 2011). Viennale (Austria, 2011), Thessaloniki International Filmfestival (Greece, 2011)

Awards received: 
Nominated for best short film at Namur Filmfestival (2011)
Film distribution
Sales/distribution name: 
Nohora Florian
Nohora Florian Espace Dragone Rue Belle-Vue, 23 7100 La Louvière Belgium Phone: +32 (0) 64 312 631
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Antoon Cox and Nohora Florian
publicity address: 
Nohora Florian Espace Dragone Rue Belle-Vue, 23 7100 La Louvière Belgium
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