Grands travaux is set in the Institute Anneessens-Funck, a Dutch-speaking vocational school in the centre of Brussels where young students have come to learn a trade. The film both documents and stages that which gives shape to their lives: the practical assignments and classes at school, football, the oscillation of their love lives, as well as the ongoing search for housing and employment. Depicting daily life within the school walls, Grands travaux also aims to sketch an image of Brussels today, placing its youngsters at the very centre.
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A film by
Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
Mohamud Mohamed Abdi, Ahmadou Oury Barry, Mamadou Diallo, Achmed Xussein
Mustafa Abbas, Pascaline Agraine Adjei, Deborah Baah Asiedu, Nele De Cat, Adama Diallo, Yunus Emre Ak, Fathi Erriouech, Reza Gharibzadeh, Erza Hasani, M’Hamed Kasmi, Hamza Iqbal, Ilhan Izci, Daniel Mampaxi Kiaku, T.Rose, Vicky Verbist, Kris Verhaegen
Bart Van Langendonck
Ingrid Simon, Sabrina Calmels
Additional sound recording
Lennert De Taeye, Nina de Vroome, Paulo Rietjens
In co-production with
Beursschouwburg, Zéro de conduite
With the support of
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), De Belgische Tax Shelter voor filmfinanciering, Vocatio
In association with
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Scio Productions, Canvas