• Publication date: October 1, 2010

Be Aware. It is the biggest fight of his life. JCVD: Van Damme as you�ve never seen him before

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this meta-crime comedy that finds him garnering more headlines than he's had in years. Down and out, with only straight-to-DVD titles under his belt and a recent job lost out to fellow has-been Steven Seagal, the aging action star returns to Belgium a broken man fresh from losing a custody case for his daughter in Hollywood.

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this meta-crime comedy that finds him garnering more headlines than he's had in years. Down and out, with only straight-to-DVD titles under his belt and a recent job lost out to fellow has-been Steven Seagal, the aging action star returns to Belgium a broken man fresh from losing a custody case for his daughter in Hollywood.

Upon his arrival, the bad news continues with a disastrous ATM encounter that leads him into the bank and straight

into a robbery, for which he's about to be blamed. Soon, crowds grow outside on the street, with the cops quick to point the finger at him and his fans cheering for his release.

The film garnered a cult following during its festival run and awarded Van Damme his first theatrical release in the US in almost a decade.

Year: 2008

Duration: 97 mins

Genre: Action/Comedy

Starring:

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Francoise Damiens

Directed by: Mabrouk el Mechri