by Frank Van Passel

The tiny village of Madonna is found in the deepest of the Westdiep. It’s a depopulated village, the size of a pinhead but divided by local quarrels. The daily routine is seriously disturbed by a conflict between a striking fireman, a concupiscent mayor, a nervous priest and a scheming schoolteacher… Tony Roozen and Porki (a robotized piglet) show up in the strange polder village because of a car breakdown.
Temporarily accommodated by the schoolteacher, Maria Glorie, and her old great grandmother, Tony must immediately turn back and leave this place in order to save his couple.
But the inhabitants of the village have no intention to help him find his way back to the “civilized world”. They have other things in mind such as the coming referendum about the moving of the Madonna statue. And also there’s Prosper, who died at the front, still wandering and cheerfully singing in the village since the First World War. Can Madonna’s pig help them all?

114' - Digital - Color - Dolby SR


Kevin Janssens - Antoine
Wine Dierickx - Maria Glorie


Marc Didden
Frank Van Passel


Climax Films - Olivier Rausin


Caviar Films NV
JWP Scholte Beheer BV


Kinepolis Film Distribution



Frank Van Passel (b. 1964 in Vilvoorde, Belgium) founded Roses are Blue Production Company in 1996 with Bert Hamelink. They produced hundreds of advertisements in the entire world. In 2005, they renamed as Caviar and are continuously developping a large international network.
Besides his work as a producer, Frank Van Passel directed several short films (De Geur Van Regen, Ti Amo, Shit Eaters) and two awarded feature films : Manneken Pis in 1995 (Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Festival, best first feature-film at the Montreal Festival amongst other) and Villa Des Roses in 2002 (Best Feature Film at the Hollywood Film Festival). In 2011, he directed Madonna’s Pig, co-written with Marc Didden.