Johan Vermeersch - the president

Manu Riche

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a film by Manu Riche, in coproduction with Canvas, supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund. Released in 2005.

Johan Vermeersch is manager and president of football club Brussels.  After his career as a football player for RWDM (the former name of Brussels FC), he became one of the most successfully real estate developers in Brussels. Today, he succeeds bringing FC Brussels into the first division. This film follows Vermeersch and his club during their first and difficult year in the Belgian first division.

Credits

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MANU RICHE

CAMERA JEAN-FRANÇOIS BOUCHER, MICHEL VAN LAER, RENAAT LAMBEETS, DIDIER HILL-DERIVE
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY AD COMINOTTO
SOUND ENGINEER DAN VAN BEVER, LUC CUVEELE, MARC ENGELS, PEDRO VANDEREECKEN
EDITOR FREDERIC CASTIAU

Director

MANU RICHE

Born in 1964


Filmography


For the magazine Strip Tease RTBF.


Conversations: 1989 – 13’ 16 mm. Two ladie in a Brussels café, the first takes the tram 26, the other the 81...

La pêche: 1990 – 13’in 16 mm. The story of a showroom and the car seller who dreams of fishing salmon in Scotland…

Les aventures de la famille De Becker: 1991 – 15’ in 16 mm. The story of a Brussels corridor wherein lives a ‘happy family’...

Etat fort civil: 1992 – 15’in 16 mm. The story of the civil servants in the city administration of Brussels.

Documentaries:

The Flemish cultural landscape in seven episodes: (RTBF) 1992 – 52’ in 16 mm. The landscape trough portraits of Flemisch artists Wim Vandekeybus, Frie Leysen, Paul Goosens, Paul Bottelberghs, Freddy…

Anvers93: (RTBF/FR3/WDR) 1993 – 40’ in 16 mm. A cultural city ?

De Misantroop: (KVS/VRT) 1994 – 52 ‘in Beta digi. A television essay

Brussels 25 Novembre: 1996 (VRT) – 52’ super 8/betacam. Thes tory of a faits divers.

The Black Star: (NPS/VRT/RTBF/Vlaams filmfonds) 1998 – 52’ super 16.  The story of a Nigerian football player in Belgium.

Welcome to my world: 2000 (VPRO/RTBF/Vlaams filmfonds) – 80’ in super 16.  The story of a king–coach of a small cycling team.

Baudouin I/ Boudewijn I: 2001 (FR3/RTBF) – 52’ in Beta Digi.
The story of King Baudouin as told by himself.

L’Homme qui n’était pas Maigret: 2002/3 (France2-TSR-RTBF) – 50’ in betadigi/16mm. The invention of the author G.Simenon.

The Politician: 2005 Canvas/ VAF ,52’ in HD: The rise and fall of the sociaist leader in Flanders.

The President: 2005 Canvas/VAF, 52’  in HD: A portrait of the president of footballclub Brussels.

The Salesman: 2006 Canvas/ VAF  in HD: A portrait of a big boss in Antwerp ports business.

Ghislain Libart, Bûcheron: 52’: in HD (VAF, VRTcanvas, Comm.française, Simple Production)

Paul Dujardin, the long march: 76’ en 56’ in HD (VAF, RTBF, ARTE Belgique, VRT canvas)

Portrait of a young man as an artist: (VAF/Riche/filmnatie) in co-direction with Renaat Lambeets (camera)
a portrait of Tom Barman, frontman of the popular band Deus.

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