Moscow, Belgium

Aanrijding in Moscou


Director: Christophe Van Rompaey
Screenplay: Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem & Pat van Beirs
Producer: A Private View
Director of Photography: Ruben impens
Editor: Alain Desauvage

Matty (41), mother of three, bumps her car into a truck on the parking lot of a supermarket. Johnny (29) climbs down from the cabin. He is infuriated by the dent in his front bumper and yells at Matty. Although impressed by the accident, Matty fights back with sharp words. Their discussion turns into a row, and the police have to intervene. A few days later, Johnny rings the doorbell. He apologizes and fixes the dent in the trunk of Matty’s car. Matty’s children are stunned when witnessing the first sparkles between Matty and the so much younger Johnny. While Johnny shows his romantic side, Matty’s almost ex-husband and artist Werner gets back into the play.


  • Barbara Sarafian
  • Jurgen Delnaet
  • Johan Heldenbergh

More info

Feature film
Release year: 2008
Supported by: Bavaria Film international, VTM, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Marketingsfonds van de stad Gent
Release & festivals:

Winner SACD Screenwriting Award, ACID Award, Grand Golden Rail - Cannes International Film Festival ; Winner Best Film - Bermuda International Film Festival ; Winner FIPRESCI Prize and Special Mention to Barbara Sarafian - European Film Festival Palic ; Winner Director's Week Award - Oporto Film Festival ; Winner Silver Grape Award Best Film - Lubuskie Film Summer Film Festival ; Winner Youth Grand Prize Best Film - Mediawave International Film & Music Festival ; Winner Krzysztof Kielowski Award for Best Film - Denver International Film Festival ; Winner Variety New Talent Award - Zurich Film Festival ; B-EST International Film Festival ; CPH:PIX Film Festival ; Göteborg Film Festival ; Palm Springs International Film Festival ; Portland International Film Festival ; Sofia International Film Festival ; Camerimage ; Cinedays European Film Festival ; Festival de Sevilla ; Festival du cinéma Abitibi-Témiscamingue ; and many more

Watch the trailer