Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium)
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Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium)
Belgian director Christophe Van Rompæy helms the frenetic romantic comedy Aanrijding in Moscou. This farce opens with a seemingly calamitous turn of events when 29-year-old professional truck driver Johnny (Jurgen Delnaet) accidentally slams his rig into a car in the middle of a supermarket parking lot. Lo and behold, the car happens to belong to 41-year-old homemaker Matty (Barbara Sarafian), prompting a nasty fight between the two. In the middle of the argument, however, Johnny becomes unshakably convinced that Matty is his dream girl and determines to win her for himself -- despite the fact… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Christophe Van Rompaey has a script, of course, but much of what comes across so eloquently in this Flemish comedy of ill-manners is wordless."
‑ John Anderson, Washington Post
"As Matty, Sarafian is a marvel as she changes from a gray moth to a girlish butterfly, and Delnaet is delightful as the slightly dangerous Johnny."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"There aren't many surprises%u2014the characters end up more or less where we expect them to%u2014but it's useless and not at all fun to deny the simple pleasures of this film."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, indieWIRE
"There's nothing special about the story in Moscow, Belgium. But the lead performance? Very special."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"A European-style chick flick where all the women are wonderful and the men jerks. Unlike the American genre, this is one men can actually sit through and enjoy"
‑ Tony Medley, tonymedley.com
"The movie just can't decide whether it likes romance or disdains it, whether it wants to be dark or bright."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A splendid little offbeat love story, Moscow, Belgium is a near-quintessential foreign art-house film: smart, sweet, intriguing, well-made and emotionally familiar while still unique."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Barbara Sarafian provides a full-bodied portrait of mature female strength as a mother named Matty in Moscow, Belgium."
‑ Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
"...a terrific vehicle for Sarafian, an actress who proves that middle age can still be intriguing and sexy."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Not many Belgian films are made, let alone seen in the U.S., so this fresh and quirky feature debut (which world-premiered in 2008 Cannes Fest), about an unusual romantic triangle, is more than welcome."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A romantic drama, interwoven with bright ribbons of humor."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Few films tackle the question of whether a man with a history of domestic violence can learn to love again -- and fewer still do it in a subtly comedic and charming way."
‑ Justin Berton, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film's portrait of a middle-class family and its daily clashes, both major and minor, is spot-on."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"Moscow, Belgium feels not only like a movie from another culture but from another world."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"Barbara Sarafian's performance in this incongruously scintillating little film is a joy."
‑ Les Wright, culturevulture.net
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