Ben X
Ben X Director: Nic Balthazar


BEN X is a heart-rending story about 17-year-old Ben, who suffers from mild autism. He desperately tries to avoid his unpleasant schoolmates, and often escapes into the more controllable world of computer games, where he slaughters his enemies on all sides and makes friends with the beautiful, but fictitious Scarlite. But when Ben finds it increasingly difficult to cope with daily life, Scarlite offers him her help, and he draws up a plan to put an end to the daily nightmare by taking the game to the next level.
Winner of three awards at the 2007 Montreal World Film Festival including the Grand Prix.



Festivals and awards: Montreal (Most Popular Film), Berlin, Seattle, Espoo, Athens, Warsaw
Links: Homepage, Trailer

Programme: Just Film: youth films

Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Year: 2007
Length: 95
Language: Dutch
Producer: Burny Bos, Peter Bouckaert, Erwin Provoost, Michiel de Rooij, Sabine Veenendaal
Screenplay: Nic Balthazar
Director: Nic Balthazar
Cinematography: Lou Berghmans
Music: Praga Khan
Editor: Philippe Ravoet

Cast: Greg Timmermans, Laura Verlinden, Marijke Pinoy, Pol Goossen, Titus De Voogdt

Producer: MMG Film/TV Production


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Nic Balthazar

Nic Balthazar (b. 1964, Ghent) is well-known as a theatre- and film critic and television presenter. He works for a variety of programs at the most important Belgian national television broadcaster VRT. BEN X is his first feature film as a director.

Ben X (2007)


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