22 Mei (22nd Of May)

de Koen Mortier



Sam lives a life of emotional isolation working as a security guard at a mall. One day, his routine is brutally altered when a young man sets off a bomb, blowing the mall to pieces. Sam survives the blast and tries to rescue victims, but winds up fleeing from scene. His subsequent encounters with the people he saved will raise an important question: Why? How could anyone commit something that atrocious? The director of the controversial Ex Drummer embarks on a journey towards the depths of guilt and horror where its seductive aesthetics surprisingly join the starkest realism with flights towards the oneiric and the subconscious.


Koen Mortier

Born in Beernem, his work as a commercial director –often under the pseudonym Lionel Goldstein, shared with Jon Vanhoutteghem– has won him prizes at the most prestigious festivals. With his first film, Ex Drummer (07), he managed to raise as many people’s hackles as he did other’s admiration.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: Flamish