The word surreal came to mind, but then I made it go away. I loved the characters and there was a good mix of the comedy and drama. This was also a case where the foreshadowing did not bother me because it was poetic. It hearkened back to the early Wim Wenders road movies.
“An alcoholic will steal your wallet and lie to you. A drug addict will steal your wallet and then help you look for it.” -- David Sheff
Few people know where is Belgium or its history. But if you want to know who are the Belgians, go see this movie. We, Belgians, may be proud of our limitless creativity, our straightforward sincerity, our openness to others & everything. This film you'll never forget, this crazy, hard rock, guts-grabbing movie has a hell of a lot Belgian ID!- Look also for Boulli's short one : "TRAVELLINCKX", not on MUBI's data base.
This a very funny but mostly sad meditation on the limits of compassion. It has heart, but I'm not sure if it is of gold. I wouldn't so much call it surreal. Elliptical, though, in a good way. Loved it.
All the ingredients of a good road movie: a bit of comedy with a very melancholic layer underneath, unique characters who meet even more weird characters on the way and all accompanied by awesome music.