Se crasher pour exister

A film by Julien Henry, 2022

Genre: Documentary

Language: French

Subtitles: Dutch, English

Format: HD

Sound: 5.1.

Running time: 65′

Country: Belgium

Year: 2023

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On a speedway lost on the border between Flanders and France, Alizée is a racing driver, just like her boyfriend, her father, her mother and soon her little brother. On Sundays, she unplugs her brain and steps on the accelerator to let off steam and become a heroine for a day, a race or a crash. But the circuit that has brought the community together for the last 40 years has to close due to administrative problems. How will Alizée and the community live without their reason for existing?



Director : Julien Henry

Image: Jorge Piquer Rodrigues, Colin Lévêque, Joaquim Philippe, Samuel Esselinckx, Fabien Croguennec, Benjamin Morel

Sound : Luis Trinques, Bruno Schweisguth, Robin De Carvalho Coomans

Editor: Cédric Zoenen

Associate editor : John Pirard

Sound editor : Corinne Dubien

Mix : François Aubinet

Music : Clémence Ducreux

Coproduction : Toast Prod


Distributor  : Screenbox



BRIFF – Brussels International Film Festival (Belgique)



After ten years’ experience directing television, mini-dramas, advertising and music videos, Julien turned to storytelling and the exploration of games with the award-winning short films “Lynx” and “La pote d’un pote”, and a feature-length film project in the writing stage supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation: Bangers. In 2022, he directed the documentary “Se crasher pour exister”, also supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and co-produced by RTBF, Be-Tv and RTS.