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Tiff 2014 Review – Waste Land (2014)

Waste Land, 2014.

Directed by Pieter Van Hees.

Starring Jérémie Renier, Natali Broods, Babetida Sadjo, Peter van den Begin, and Mourade Zeguendi.

Synopsis:

A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.

A child peacefully sleeps in his bed while a rabbit nightlight glows on the floor creating the impression that you are looking at a painting; he is not alone in the room as his father watches over him with a grim expression. Surreal elements start to creep in as desolate Brussels has the occasional sleeping inhabitant stretched out on benches or dozing in cars while a riverbed which contains a discarded wing back chair encounters a strong wind.

The father leaves his wife who is a teacher and son at school; he turns out to be a police inspector who gets to role play the victim at

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