Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium)
Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium) (2008)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 19, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leo Goldsmith

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A romantic drama, interwoven with bright ribbons of humor.

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Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

Barbara Sarafian provides a full-bodied portrait of mature female strength as a mother named Matty in Moscow, Belgium.

John Anderson
Washington Post

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.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

The film's portrait of a middle-class family and its daily clashes, both major and minor, is spot-on.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The movie just can't decide whether it likes romance or disdains it, whether it wants to be dark or bright.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's nothing special about the story in Moscow, Belgium. But the lead performance? Very special.

Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A disillusioned 40-ish mother of three is battling with a husband who wants to leave their family, indeed, has already left, when she meet a charming truck… More
Daisy Maduro
Not often I got to see a good Belgium movie, but this one was new fresh and funny. Matty, a frustrated mother of three who has been abandoned by her husband for… More
Mark Abell
An interesting take on the old romantic comedy formula, that follows the playbook fairly faithfully. But still, the idea of a younger man and an older woman as… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Moscow, Belgium," Matty(Barbara Sarafian), a 41-year old postal worker, is going through a rough patch lately. Her husband… More