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Paradise Trips

by Raf Reyntjens

Belgium/The Netherlands 2015, 90min

Mario reaches a new level on Paradise Trips

Mario, a holiday bus driver Mario has spent his whole life shuttling pensioners to the sunny south. Stuck in retirement and bored with his wife and with life, he decides to accept one final trip. Only this time his passengers are not pensioners, but a motley crew of partygoers on their way to a festival in Croatia. His last journey soon turns into a fascinating trip that not only confronts him with his prejudices but also with his long lost son.



Best Actor (Gene Bervoets), Best Costume (Manon Blom & Mariella Kallenberg), Industry Award - Oostende FF 2015
Recommendation by the Jury of Cinema Owners - Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF 2015
Best Flemish Film - The Youth Prize 2015
Best Cinematography - Sopot FF 2016


World Premiere: Oostende Film Festival 2015
Dutch Premiere: Netherlands FF 2015
Namur International French FF 2015
International Premiere: Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF 2015
North American Premiere: Palm Springs IFF 2016
Sedona IFF 2016
French Premiere: Aubagne IFF 2016
Cleveland IFF 2016
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2016
Polish Premiere: Sopot FF 2016
UK Premiere: Chichester IFF 2016
Swedish Premiere: Flimmer Norrkoping FF 2016
Scottsdale IFF 2016
Asian Premiere: Hanoi IFF 2016
Oregon State IFF 2016
Sherbrooke World FF 2017
European Union FF 2017

Cast & Crew

Gene Bervoets, Jeroen Perceval, Cédric Van den Abbeele, Tania Van der Sanden, Noortje Herlaar, Line Pillet, Marie Louise Steihns, Pascal Maetens, Pieter Verelst, Charlotte Timmers, Hannes Reckelbus

Production: Caviar

Raf Reyntjens