#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two Belgian brass bands compete for the European title. One is Flemish (Sint-Cecilia), the other Walloon (En Avant). Sint Cecilia loses their soloist in dramatic circumstances and to ensure their participation in the contest they try to steal the very talented soloist from En Avant. The ball starts rolling and not everything will happen as planned.
Plot: The Flemish harmony Sint-Cecilia from Staaikerke and the Walloon harmony En Avant are both selected for the big European finale. The Walloon En Avant comes up with the great trumpeter Hugues. Hugues is so amazing during his solo that Willy, from the Flemish Sint-Cecilia, has to give everything he has, the highest note, the lowest note, the last note… Willy falls dead on stage. Surprising everyone, both harmonies get selected for the finale. But what will the Flemish do without their best player? Elke, the daughter of conductor Jozef, has an idea. A transfer! What works easily on a football field seems to be more difficult in the music world. The young, handsome Hugues generates a lot of emotions in the quiet village of Staaikerke. His transfer drives the conflict between En Avant and Sint-Cecilia on.
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Flanders First Movie Musical
In recent years we had a lot of Flemish films trying to be American thrillers, yet this film preserved the ‘Flemish’ focusing on ordinary people in their ordinary environments. “Brabançonne” is occasionally a real Belgian joke in the positive sense of the word. Sometimes the story is a bit predictable, but marketed well the expectations a definitely set. “Brabançonne” delivers on every level.
The moment the movie starts you immediately get used to the Flemish and Walloon classic songs, used very effectively in this film. Sometimes you could be worried director Bal went overboard with it, but in the end he never loses focus and everything comes together in a beautiful and overplayed ending bringing nice relaxing and digestible entertainment for all movie and music lovers.
strangely old-fashioned musical comedy about Belgo-Belgian bickering
The movie defends a valuable idea, to wit the idea that both Flemings and Walloons should stop their unbecoming bickering and try to cooperate instead. It would be very hard (and very stupid) for me to disagree : as a Belgian with both Flemish and Walloon blood, I owe my existence to north-south cooperation of the most romantic kind. Therefore I give “Brabançonne” at least some stars. Make love not war, you people !
Having said this : “Brabançonne” has but few other charms to recommend it. The characters constantly break into song – think light, entertaining evergreens in French or Dutch – but many of the actors can’t sing for toffee (or cake. or fudge. or pie.) By the same token many of the actors can’t dance, perform stunts or move around a room convincingly ; there is a performance / adaptation of “ça plane pour moi”, to quote but one example, that will haunt me to my dying day. This pretty much kills off the “musical” aspect of the movie. The “comedy” aspect isn’t anything to write home about, either : the story is unsubtle and the jokes and dialogues are predictable.
If you would like to learn more about Belgian popular music – and why not, there are rich pickings to be found – I suggest that you leave “Brabançonne” be and begin your search on the internet or in the music shop. To remain within the movie’s territory, I firmly recommend “ça plane pour moi” (a hymn to drug-fuelled mania), “Tombe la neige” (to be sung in a voice of manly disappointment, while biting back sobs) or “Verloren hart, verloren droom” (to be bellowed in a voice of manly despair, in between large swigs of beer).
Original Language nl
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Director Vincent Bal
Writer Vincent Bal, Pierre De Clercq
Actors Amaryllis Uitterlinden, Arthur Dupont, Marc Weiss
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format HDCAM
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A