‘On a Wednesday or Thursday Belgium’s rating dropped from AA+ to B. Everything that follows is true. Slightly exaggerated maybe, but not that much.’

That is where Generation B takes off. Shameless absurd comedy about the generation conflict between the youth that carries the weight of the new economic crisis and the powerful baby boomers who have no intention of giving up their luxury lifestyle. Generation B. follows six youngsters trying to survive in the metropole that is Brussels.

The main character is Jonas. A few months ago his life seemed perfect, now he lost both his job and his apartment. But the worst part is that his girlfriend Brulletje left him. Jonas is convinced that everything will turn out fine as long as he and Brulletje get back together. In order to survive, Jonas takes an underpaid job in a call center and rents a couch in a small apartment that he has to share with two of his fellow sufferers. Here Jonas meets the underground guru Sebastiaan, who wants to unleash a revolution against the baby boomers, and the mysterious hacker Lilith. They plan on recruiting him for their battle against the baby boomers.   

Everything reaches a boiling point, both on a relational and a social level.

Generation B, a life that does not promise well. A series about being young in an old world.  

Cast: Jeroen Van der Ven, Ella-June Henrard, Efrat Galai, Eva Binon, Jeroen Perceval, Mungu Cornelis, Zouzou Ben Chikha...

The show was written and directed by Joost Vandecasteele and Pieter Van Hees (Highway of Love). 

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Details

Channel: Canvas
Genre: Absurde comedy
Broadcasting Period: 2017

Awards


International Film Festival Rotterdam

A Band Apart (selection)

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