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Steve+Sky (2004) is a Flemish film by director and screenwriter Felix van Groeningen. It was his debut feature film and also starred Delfine Bafort, debutant Titus De Voogdt and stage actor Johan Heldenbergh. The film was produced by Dirk Impens, best known for Daens, currently working on De Helaasheid der Dingen.

The film is situated in a Ghent "route nationale" red light district (locally euphemistically known as "De Warme Landen", literally the "warm countries"), and photographed by Ruben Impens who treats this Belgian vernacular architecture with a gloss of 1980s nostalgia.

The petty criminal Steve (Titus De Voogdt) is released from jail and looks up his ex cell mate Jean-Claude (Johan Heldenbergh) in the latter's strip club. There he meets the intriguing Sky (Delfine Bafort). They start a passionate but impossible love affair in a story reminiscent of Betty Blue and the American production Buffalo ’66.

The soundtrack was compiled by Soulwax who chose "De meeste dromen zijn bedrog" by Marco Borsato, the cult hit "Putain Putain" by TC Matic, Reese's "To the Rock (to the Beat)" and "Beats of love" by Nacht und Nebel for the clubbish post-punk/New Beat atmosphere of the film.

The film editor is Nico Leunen, who was learned the trade by Ludo Troch.

Dialogue excerpts

  • "A hole is a hole and a dick has no eyes." -- Jean-Claude
    • "Thank you, daddy!" --father
    • "Thank you, asshole!"--daughter's reply

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