MUST SEE movie: BenX

September 23, 2007 at 15:05 3 comments

Ben X

BenX is the film debut of Belgian director Nic Balthazar, and is about a young autistic boy named Ben. The only place he can be himself and where he’s able to express his real feelings is in the virtual world of Archlor. The fillm is*not* about a hardcore gamer who’s addicted to an online MMORPG game, it is about injustice, non-tolerance and so much more. Although this all sounds boring, I can guarantee you that the movie isn’t. I’m willing to refund your cinema ticket if you convince me the movie is crap !

During the 31st World Filmfestival in Montreal, Canada the film won both the ‘Grand Prix des Amériques’ award, the ‘public award’ and the ‘award of the oecumenic jury’…

Update: Nic Balthazar’s feature film debut is the Belgian Oscar entry for Best Foreign-language picture.

Update: Ben X is best-selling movie in Belgian cinema’s

Update: DVD released, you can buy it at

The leading roles are performed by Greg Timmermans, Laura Verlinden, Titus De Voogdt, Maarten Claeyssens, Marijke Pïnoy en Pol Goossen

Ben X posterBen is different.

His life is a universe to itself, where he plays his favourite online computer game Archlord avidly, trying hard to train himself for the real world he lives in. The harsh world of a technical school is for him a daily kind of hell.

As the horror of being a daily subject to bullying grows, Ben devises a plan. Then Scarlite comes into his life, the girl he has met in his on-line game. That wasn’t part of the plan…

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