Forever (movie, 2012)

Forever ( Tot altijd ) is a Belgian filmof 2012 directed by Nic Balthazar and whose scenario is based on real facts.

This film is, after Ben X , the second feature by Nic Balthazar.

The Real Facts

Forever is based on the story of Mario Verstraete , a patient with multiple sclerosis who has been fighting for years for Belgium to legislate on euthanasia and who will ultimately be the first to Serve in 2002 .

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  • Koen De Graeve : Mario Verstraete
  • Geert Van Rampelberg : Thomas, friend of Mario
  • Lotte Pinoy : Lynn, friend of Mario
  • Iwein Segers : Speck, Friend Mario
  • Viviane De Muynck : Francine, mother of Mario
  • Michel Van Dousselaere : Roger, the father of Mario
  • Eva Van Der Gucht : Sask, the wife of Speck
  • Ben Segers : Glen, the physiotherapist of Mario
  • An Miller : Sofie, Mario’s ex-wife
  • Felix Maesschalck : Milan, Mario’s son
  • Lucas Vandervost : Frank Valaeys (after the euthanasist doctors Marc Cosyns and Wim Distelmans )


  • 2012: Second Ensors Ceremony
    • Best film
    • Best actor for Geert Van Rampelberg
    • Best Editing for Philippe Ravoet
  • 2012: Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain): Audience Award and Best Film Award
  • 2012: International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Quebec): Hydro-Québec award (better public appreciation)
  • Magritte du cinéma 2014 : Best Flemish film in co-production