Lost Persons Area (2009)





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A man trying to keep himself afloat and marry the woman he loves sees all that's dear to him threatened in this drama. Marcus (Sam Louwyck) works as a maintenance man for a Belgian power company, keeping lines and electrical towers in repair along a thinly populated area with a few low-income neighborhoods scattered across the plains. Marcus has been living with his pretty girlfriend Bettina (Lisbeth Gruwez) for quite some time; she runs a diner, and they have a nine-year-old daughter Tessa (Kimke Desart) who seems to live in a world of her own. Marcus's boss is Hungarian émigré Szabolcs (Zoltan Miklos Hajdu), and when Marcus is seriously injured on the job, Szabolcs steps in to do his work. However, after meeting Bettina, Szabolcs decides to move into Marcus's personal life as well as his professional life. Lost Persons Area was the first feature film from writer and director Caroline Strubbe. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Lisbeth Gruwez
as Bettina
Sam Louwyck
as Marcus
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It's the gestures that elevate the film: What Strubbe's handheld and intimate approach lacks in originality it makes up for in specific and spontaneous tactility.

Full Review… | July 2, 2014
Village Voice
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The filmmaker Caroline Strubbe's affection for her characters is evident, even through the often oblique narrative.

Full Review… | July 1, 2014
New York Times
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