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Gods of Molenbeek (FI/BE/DE OmU)

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Northern European Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 29 Jan 17:30 - 19:00

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The district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels has become world-famous as a center of jihadism, but for six-year-old Aatos and his friend Amine, it is a familiar home. Here, they listen to spiders, discover black holes, and fight about what is going to steer a flying carpet. Together they search for the answers to life's big questions. But the brutality of the adult world makes itself known when terrorists detonate a bomb in the neighborhood. Aaatos envies Amine's Muslim faith and looks for his own gods, although his classmate Flo questions him; she is strongly convinced that anyone who believes in God is completely nuts. Gods of Molenbeek is a wonderful portrayal of childhood friendship, inquiry and the creation of meaning in a chaotic time.
The movie is by Finnish director Reetta Huhtanen and Finnish-Belgian-German co-operation.

Check out the trailer hier: Protected content Protected content
NB! We will see the movie in OmU version, that means multilingual (I would guess mostly French) with GERMAN subtitles.

After the movie we can have nice dinner ond/or drinks.
Looking forward to see you!