The way of all flesh

Tibo has a serious condition: boredom. He works as a nurse on a palliative care floor, and all he can think of lately is money. Once and a while, he tries to break the routine by placing bets with his co-workers on the last breath of dying patients. All in vain. One day, his colleague Anouk asks him for a favor. Whether Tibo would like to spend the day with Frans Claeskens, the only patiënt without any friends or family, because today Frans will undergo euthanasia. A big favour for everyone who knows the racist and perverted Frans Claeskens

  • Deben Van Dam
    Frontman (2011)
  • Deben Van Dam
    Frontman (2011)
  • Ben Vandendaele
    Siemiany (2009), The Letter (2011), Subaru (2013), De weg van alle vlees (2013), De Smet (2014), In de naam van de kater (2014), ALLER - RETOUR (2014), August (2014), Het Geluk (2015)
  • Francis Bosschem
  • Flor Decleir
    Key Cast
  • Sam Louwyck
    Key Cast
    Lost persons area (2008), Bullhead (2009), The Letter (2011), Frontman (2011)
  • Lotte Diependaele
    Key Cast
  • Wim Vanswijgenhoven
  • Arnout Colaert
  • Arne Winderinckx
  • Hannes Leemans
  • Thijs Van Nuffel
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    26 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2013
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  • Gent Film Fest 2013
    Gent, Belgium
    October 13, 2013
    World premiere
    Audience award
  • International short film festival Leuven 2013
    Leuven, Belgium
    Jury award, Audience award, HUMO award, VAF Wildcard fiction award
  • Aubagne International film festival 2014
    Aubagne, France
    Best international fiction short film
  • Ciné privé 2014
    Gent, Belgium
  • Brussels short film festival 2014
    Brussels, Belgium
    Grand jury prize
  • Tel Avivi International Student film festival 2014
    Tel Aviv, Israël
    Grand jury award
  • Krakow International film festival 2014
    Krakow, Poland
  • Brussels Film Festival 2014
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Zlin International Film Festival 2014
    Zlin, Czech republic
  • Tabor International short film festival 2014
    Tabor, Croatia
    Special mention
  • UK Film Festival 2014
    London, United Kingdom
    UK premiere
    Best international short film
  • Golden Apricot Film Festival 2014
    Yerevan, Armenia
    Armenian premiere
  • Fresh Wave 2014
    Hong Kong
  • Regard sur le court métrage 2015
    Saguenay, Canada
Director Biography - Deben Van Dam

With his film The Way of All Flesh Deben has just about won every national film award there is to win in Belgium. The short film was also awarded the world's foremost student award at the International Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv. Since then he has directed several commercials and he now is developing his new film with the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.

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