The Way of All Flesh
The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh

Director Deben Van Dam

Production year 2013

Length 26min.

Country Belgium


Tibo has a serious condition: boredom. He works as a nurse on a palliative care floor, and all he can think of lately is money. Once and a while, he tries to break the routine by placing bets with his co-workers on the last breath of dying patients. All in vain. One day, his colleague Anouk asks him for a favor. Whether Tibo would like to spend the day with Frans Claeskens, the only patient without any friends or family, because today Frans will undergo euthanasia. A big ask for everyone who knows the racist and perverted Frans Claeskens.


Audience Award | Film Fest Gent, Belgium, 2013

HUMO Award, VAF Wildcard Award Fiction, Audience Award, Jury Award | International Short FF Leuven, Belgium, 2013

Best International Fiction Short Film | Aubagne IFF, France, 2014

Grand Prix National | Brussels Short FF, Belgium, 2014

Best International Short Film | Tel Aviv International Student FF, Israël, 2014


Deben Van Dam
Deben Van Dam



Ben Vandendaele


Deben Van Dam

Director of Photography

Wim Vanswijgenhoven

Production designer

Benedict Van Acker

Music by

Skip James, Ratatat


Arne Winderickx, Hannes Leemans, Arnout Colaert


Thijs Van Nuffel


Sam Louwyck, Flor Decleir, Lotte Diependaele, Goele Derick, Max Pauwels

Production company(ies)

Bekke Films

Deben Van Dam

Born 1988, Hasselt, Belgium. Deben Van Dam սtudied at the Rits School of arts and graduated last year with great honors with his latest short film The Way of All the Flesh. Currentely he’s script editor for a fiction series and writing on new projects.


Frontman (2011), The Way of All the Flesh (2013).

FILMS 2014