Saturday, March 2, 3:30 p.m. | A former activist and fugitive for 35 years, Boris is tending bar at The Falling Star when his past catches up with him in the form of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the bar armed and wanting revenge. The appearance of a double, the depressed and solitary Dom, provides Boris’s cunning partner Kayoko and their faithful friend Tim with the perfect escape plan. But they haven’t accounted for Dom’s ex-wife, Fiona, a suspicious detective on their trail. With a deadpan sensibility reminiscent of the work of Aki Kaurismäki, beloved Belgian artists Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (LOST IN PARIS), who are both trained dancers and clowns, infuse this delightful film noir comedy with their trademark physicality, dashes of color, and winking sense of humor.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Audience Award, Locarno International Film Festival

Chicago European Union Film Festival - Spotlight on BelgiumJoin us this year as we dive into the best of Belgian cinema new and old. Presenting Chicago audiences with a potent cultural immersion and showcasing bright new native talents alongside a slice of repertory favorites. View full festival.

The Film Center thanks the consulates, consuls general, and cultural institutes of the European Union in Chicago and their embassies in Washington, D.C., for their support, partnership, and collaboration. Special thanks to Paul M. Van Halteren, president of EuroChicago and Honorary Consul of Belgium in Illinois, and our 2024 Belgium Spotlight partners:

Belgian Presidency of the EU CouncilBe BrusselsFlandersWallonia ExportWallonie BruxellesFederation WalloniaEuro CircleEUC

European Union Center w/European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign through support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC Program.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email