Jacques Brel was a distinguished Belgian poet, singer, director, actor, and songwriter. He composed theatrical, literate, and thoughtful songs that generated a devoted, large following – initially in France and Belgium, and later across the globe. He is illustrious as an adept of the modern chanson. He was a successful actor who began his acting career in 1967, appearing in ‘Les risqué du metier’ or ‘Risky Business.’ His performance in the same was praised by film critics. He directed two films. His second directorial effort, ‘Le Far West,’ earned a nomination at the ‘Cannes Film Festival.’ Some of his noteworthy films include ‘A Pain in The A...,’ ‘Franz,’ ‘Law Breakers,’ ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris,’ ‘My Uncle Benjamin,’ ‘The Bar At The Crossing,’ ‘A King Without Distraction,’ and more.
My Uncle Benjamin is a French comedy film which revolves around a country doctor Benjamin. He risks a lot of danger, to pursue an innkeeper daughter, with whom he falls in love with.
Franz is a romantic drama film which takes us to a seaside town in Belgium. The lives of six male residents at a boarding house take a turn with the arrival of two women. One of them is lively and sexually liberated and she wants to dance, kiss and sleep with the men. The other one, Leonie, however, is formal, reserved and conservative. She finds herself attracted to Leon, a former mercenary, who is still affected by psychological scars of war. Despite several struggles, Leon begins to court Leonie.
Law Breakers is a drama film which tells the story of a former judge, who decides to unravel the corruption in the police department. He begins to investigate, and the deeper he digs, the more he is shocked to find the number of officers involved in corrupt activities.
At a puppet theater, three attendees don various roles and sing a variety of songs by Jacques Brel, a well-known Belgian singer, actor and director.
Jacques is a 40 year old citizen of Brussels, who meets a fakir named Abracadabra just before the latter is about to die. He gives Jacques a special power before his death. Along with his friend Gabriel, Jacques sets out to conquer the Wild West.