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AALTRA


Year: 2004
UK: Gala Film Distributors
Cast: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern, Aki Kaurismaki, Jason Flemyng, Benoit Poelvoorde, Noel Godin, Jan Bucquoy, Pierre Carl, Robert De Houx, Isabelle Delepine, Christine Grulois, Bouli Lanners, Vincent Patar
Director: Benoit Delepine; Gustave K/vern
Country: Belgium
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 93 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex
UK Release Date: 3 December 2004 (Limited Release)

Synopsis

Gus and Ben are neighbours from hell, who not only are diametrically opposite in every way but also hate each other's guts. They're always winding each other up and one day, their tempers getting the better of them, they end up having a fist fight which leads to disaster. Unwittingly they trigger the mechanism of a tractor which crushes them and causes them both to become paralysed from the waist down.

Now permanently confined to wheelchairs, the hapless duo decide to embark on a road trip from their native Belgium ending up in Finland as they search for the manufacturer of the tractor - Aaltra - in order to sue them for negligence.

Despite their disability, the pair haven't mellowed in the slightest. Along the way, as they cross the borders of several countries, they terrorise everyone in their wake and are thoroughly unpleasant to all and sundry, but most of all each other.










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