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DOEL

Frederik Sølberg's fun, quirky, and slow cinematic film about the outskirts of Europe is a portrait of a ghost town and it's 26 inhabitants trying to hold on to the dream that their city is a city and their home is a home.

Doel is a ghost town in Belgium surrounded by a nuclear power plant, a gigantic container dock, and the port of Antwerp.
For decades the inhabitants have been battling the authorities who want to tear the town down and build a new container dock.
Now there is only 26 inhabitants left - a colorful crowd of common and uncommon people clinging onto the idea of keeping their vandalized and abandoned town alive.
"Doel" is a quirky, humourous, and poetic portrait of six of the remaining inhabitants and their struggle with Dutch techno ravers, curious urban explorers, and political havoc.

Facts
Original titel: 
DOEL
Working title: 
DOEL - the city that will not die
Year of production: 
2018
Length: 
70
Cast: 
Christof Malcorps, Emilienne Driessen, Jerome de Paepe, Alwin Vandekerkhove, Brian Waterschoot, Denis Malcorps, Maurice Vergauwen
Director: 
Frederik Sølberg
Producer: 
Mathilde Hvid Lippmann & Frederik Sølberg
Co-producer: 
Puk Lodahl Eisenhardt
Cinematographer: 
Jonathan Wannyn
Editor: 
Mads Hedegaard
Sound: 
Søren Bendz, Andreas Sandborg & Neal Willaert
Music: 
Anders Rhedin, Anders B. Mannov, Lavvi Ebbel
Graphics: 
Anders Christiansen
In co-production with: 
GotFat Productions, CZAR Film, Looking Forward, Aarhus Filmværksted, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Danske Filminstruktører, FAF, Dansk Skuespiller Forbund, Dansk Artist Forbund, Danske Dramatikere, Blockbuster
Festivals
CPH:DOX, Next Wave 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest, New Talent 2018
International Debut Documentary Film Festival Rudnik 2018
Doku Fest Kosovo, 2018
Black Canvas (Mexico), 2018
Contact
Festival distribution: 
mathilde@madeincopenhagen.dk
International sales: 
mathilde@madeincopenhagen.dk
All other queries: 
mathilde@madeincopenhagen.dk