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A film by Ivan Goldschmidt

Oscar 2011 Live Action Short Film nomination

Genre(s): Comedy

• Theme(s): Africa / Music

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  • Ivan Goldschmidt


    A film director of fiction and advertising, a theatre stage director, more recently a sculptor and a painter, Ivan Goldschmidt cultivates diversity.He graduated from INSAS (Brussels) in 1984 and has essentially placed his talents at the service of actors. After being one of the first coaches of the Belgian League of Improvisation, he jointly directs the short "Ketchup" with Manu Coeman. This film is acclaimed in international festivals and receives numerous prizes.For Canal + France he writes and directs a widely noted series "Francois the Bachelor and his Terrific Friends".In 2001 he turns to the theatre with three plays and receives the Kiosque Prize for best stage direction.His numerous advertising films based on comedy techniques are also crowned with multiple awards.His universe is often once-removed, sometimes tender, sometimes corrosive, and always carries a human touch... Man is at the core of his films.Today, with NA WEWE, he addresses the dark side of human nature. With his sense of irony, he approaches the dramatic themes of war and self-identity.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2011: Festival de Cine Internacional Ourense (Espagne Meilleur Court-Métrage
  • 2011: Festival Salento (Italie). Meilleur court-métrage catégorie : droits de l’homme


  • Africa, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Australia, South America


1994. Civil war broke out in Burundi. Rebels stop a minibus filled with civilians. We hear a fire shoot. Everybody has to step off the bus. Civilians are asked to step to the left if they are Hutu or to step to the right if they are Tutsis. But who's who ?

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 19'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,85:1
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Belgium
  • Original Language(s): Afrikaans
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: Digital Betacam / DVD

Artistic & Technical Crew

  • Screenplay: Jean-Luc Pening, Ivan Goldschmidt
  • Cinematographer: Guy Maezelle
  • Producer: Ivan Goldschmidt

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Cut ! sprl
  • Coproduced by: A private view
  • With the support of: RTBF – Menya Média (Burundi