by Tim Mielants

From the director of “Peaky Blinders”.From the producers of “Bullhead” and “Racer and the Jailbird”.

Patrick is the handyman on his father's naturist campsite. The remaining time he dedicates to his hobby, designing and creating furniture. When Patrick loses his campsite hammer, his quest to retrieve it takes him to the farthest corners of the camping grounds. Sure enough, when Patrick's father passes away, Patrick's quest turns existential. Patrick's safety bubble pops and everything he took for granted changes. Is he mourning because of his father? Or is he thinking mostly about his lost hammer? In the meantime, the resident campers are beginning to question Patrick's leadership abilities, fearing for the survival of their beloved sanctuary.Patrick is an offbeat (and darkly funny) family drama about people's peculiarities, about letting go and being happy with who you are.

Genre / Language / Length
Comedy / French, English, Dutch / 97 minutes
Original title
De Patrick
directed by
produced by
Savage Film in co-production with Versus Production, Topkapi Films, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
  • Kevin Janssens (THE ARDENNES)
  • Jemaine Clement (FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS)
  • Pierre Bokma
  • Katelijne Damen (GIRL)
  • Hannah Hoekstra

Press Quotes

"Mielants shows a real flair for combining comedy and tragedy, with flashes of oddball humor and some delicious twists and turns."

"The film is a portrait composed of painstakingly observed tiny details."

"The fact that almost everyone's in the nude is the least remarkable thing about this deadpan delight from Peaky Blinders director Tim Mielants."

"Mielants takes great pleasure in transforming this quest for a missing hammer into a breath-taking psychological thriller, steeped in anxiety-inducing music and smoke-and-mirrors twists and turns."
"Rarely before have we seen characters as naked as these having so much to hide."

"A sublimely subversive feature."


Selected Festivals & Awards

26th Minsk IFF "Listapad"
54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival | Best Director | awarded
Oldenburg International Film Festival
Fantastic Fest in Austin | Best Picture/Best Director | awarded
Bergen International Film Festival
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Geneva International Film Festival - Festival Tous Ecrans
26th Minsk International Film Festival 'Listapad'
Zagreb Film Festival
AFI FEST Los Angeles
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International Film Festival of India in Goa
Les Arcs - Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Vilnius International Film Festival
44th Cleveland International Film Festival | New Directors Competition | nominated
Aubagne International Film Festival | Best Actors Performance Cast / Best Original Score | awarded