Tim Lielants’ black comedy unfolds in a Belgian nudist camp where its bereaved owner is perplexed by a missing hammer and faces a hostile takeover.
Following the death of his father, Patrick (Kevin Janssens) finds himself the owner of a woodland naturist camp. He is also under attack from the husband of the woman he is having an affair with who is hell bent on stealing the business from him. But worst of all, one of the hammers from his prized tool collection has gone missing. Could it be part of a conspiracy to take ownership away from him? Belgian cinema has been known for its leftfield comedies and ‘Patrick’ fits that bill perfectly. There’s a lot of flesh on display, all of it presented as matter of fact. And the filmmaker’s eye for sly humour makes this a beguiling comedy quite unlike anything else.
★★★★ "Part mystery, part black comedy, part metaphor for loss, Patrick is a nakedly true original. It also has the best caravan fight since Kill Bill Vol. 2." - Ian Freer, Empire