International Competition

Bruce Lee And The Outlaw

Joost Vandebrug
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Wednesday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
01.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 2  
Nicu, a young homeless boy has to make a choice between staying in an underground gang, or living a “normal” life above ground.

Nicu, a young homeless boy, is adopted by Bruce Lee, the notorious “King of the Underworld” and goes to live with him in the tunnels underneath Bucharest. As Nicu grows up, he starts to realize that perhaps the King of the Underworld is not the perfect father, and has to make a choice between staying in Bruce's gang, or living a “normal” life above ground.


Joost Vandebrug

Joost Vandebrug is a photographer and director born in 1982 in Netherlands and based in London. After studying fine art and design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Vandebrug worked with photographer Erwin Olaf, where he developed and solidified his passion for visual storytelling. His ongoing project that follows a group of adolescents who inhabit abandoned tunnels in Bucharest, resulted in the publication of the book, Cinci Lei, and the debut feature documentary, Bruce Lee and the Outlaw (2018).

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Bruce Lee and The Outlaw

Great Britain, Netherlands, Czech Republic
2018, 82'

Directed by:
Joost Vandebrug

Screenplay by:
Joost Vandebrug

Joost Vandebrug

Edited by:
Katie Bryer

Daniel Gadd

Andrea Cornwell, Joachim van Trommel

Produced by:
Grain Media, Revolver Amsterdam, Pink Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Busan International Film Festival 2018 – Busan Cinephile Award Best World Documentary; Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018; IDFA 2018; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018; Warsaw International Film Festival 2018