Marcel Bellmer (Benoît Poelvoorde) moves into the colossal old country manor belonging to the family of his wife and publisher Jeanne. Marcel hopes to overcome a spell of writer’s block and compose a worthy follow-up to his beloved hit novel “Inexorable”. Distraction arrives in the form of Gloria, a shy, awkward young woman with no home or family of her own who connects with Marcel and Jeanne’s daughter Lucie. Gloria confesses to Marcel that reading his work saved her life during its darkest moments. But as Gloria becomes increasingly involved in the family’s affairs, a whole new darkness threatens to consume the lot of them. INEXORABLE touches on a number of juicy themes – nepotism, marital longevity, the myth of the literary genius, Belgium’s fascist legacy – while steadily building toward a series of confrontations as shocking as they are, in hindsight, inevitable. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Inexorable (2021) - Adoration (2019; CE'22) - Message from the King (2016) - Alléluia (Alleluia, 2014; CE'22) - Colt 45 (2014) - Vinyan (2008; CE'22) - Calvaire (The Ordeal, 2004; CE'22) - Quand on est amoureux, c'est merveilleux (A Wonderful Love, 1999, short) - Folles aventures de Thierry Van Hoost (1997, short)
Tribute · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2022
Fabrice du Welz
Belgium / France 2021
99 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Fabrice du Welz, Aurélien Molas, Joséphine Darcy Hopkins
Cinematography Manuel Dacosse
Editing Anne-Laure Guégan
Sound/Sounddesign Ludovic Van Pachterbeke, Julie Brenta, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Music Vincent Cahay
With Benoît Poelvoorde, Mélanie Doutey, Alba Gaïa Bellugi
Producer(s) Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts, Manuel Chiche, Violaine Barbaroux
FraKas Productions, The Jokers Films
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Deauville Film Festival 2021