The Misfortunates

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The Misfortunates (Dutch: De Helaasheid der Dingen) is a 2009 Belgian comedy-drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen. It is adapted from the 2006 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Belgian writer Dimitri Verhulst.[1] The film stars Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx, Johan Heldenbergh, Bert Haelvoet, and Gilda De Bal.[2]

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The Misfortunates
Directed byFelix Van Groeningen
Screenplay byFelix Van Groeningen
Christophe Dirickx
Based onDe Helaasheid der Dingen
by Dimitri Verhulst
Produced byDirk Impens
Jeroen Beker
Frans van Gestel
StarringKenneth Vanbaeden
Valentijn Dhaenens
Koen De Graeve
Wouter Hendrickx
Johan Heldenbergh
Bert Haelvoet
CinematographyRuben Impens
Edited byNico Leunen
Music byJef Neve
Distributed byMenuet
Release date
  • 16 May 2009 (2009-05-16)
Running time
108 minutes