• Film & TV

Dikke Vrienden

Documentary

Marc Didden

Synopsis

It is without a doubt so that, out of every contemporary disease, obesity is the most dispersed. Obese people are under the impression that the gravity of their disease is still being underestimated and that their state is being reduced by 'regular people' to simply 'being fat.' Filmmaker and screenwriter Marc Didden (60), who has been struggling with obesity for over forty years now, investigates the meaning of being overweight on a personal, medical and cultural level, starting off with his own case. He literally puts his own body on display in this production, but he will also let the experts do the talking, in a less old-fashioned way than the usual talking heads interference. The viewer doesn't have to worry: no shocking images such as stomach operations or liposuction will be shown.

Factsheet

  • Movie information

    Release date
    2011-03-29
    Genre
    Documentary
    Duration
    50
    Language
    Dutch, French
  • Crew

    Director
    Marc Didden
    Producers
    Bert Hamelinck
    Frank Van Passel
    Writer
    Marc Didden
  • Cast

    • Marc Didden
    • Stef Lernous
    • Frederike Migom