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HELLHOLE follows three very different people, a doctor, a young man and a translator, in the months following the terrorist attacks in Brussels in March 2016.
A Flemish doctor, whose son is a fighter jet pilot deployed in the Middle East, is confronted with his loneliness. A young man of Algerian descent is asked a deceptively simple favor by his brother. An Italian woman working in the heart of European institutions slowly loses control under the pressure of her demanding life.
The same question that seems to haunt the wounded city overshadows her life: Where do we go from here?
"A very strong film in terms of form, HELLHOLE enriches Bas Devos’ filmography, offering a new component to his often wordless cinematic style, a cinema of vision, masterfully delivered by the film’s chief operator, Nicolas Karakatsanis." (Cineuropa)