by Ulrike Vandamme
published on Tuesday November 7, 2023 to 12:26 •
3 min read
Tonight we are already ready for the fourteenth episode of The smartest person in the world and it will feature the sixteenth candidate of this season. It concerns director Robin Pront, who actually took part in it before The smartest person in the worldbut at that time he was still an unknown Flemish person.
We had to go in yesterday The smartest person in the world saying goodbye to Comfort Achuo aka Commy van The mole. Fien Germijns secured a ticket for her fifth episode and Nathalie Meskens can take a seat in the orange seats of the quiz for the second time. Tonight they will be joined by director Robin Pront.
Robin Pront will not be participating for the first time tonight The smartest person in the world. In 2012, he was one of the four unknown participants in the quiz. Then he held out for two episodes, so he will now try to do better as a BV. On his first participation The smartest person in the world Robin Pront may have been an unknown Flemish, but at that time he actually already had two short films to his name with an impressive cast. That’s how he could do it Plan B from 2008 rely on Manou Kersting and Jeroen Perceval and in 2010 he worked again with Jeroen Perceval and Matthias Schoenaerts for Injury Time.
His first feature film was released in 2015. Then it was released D’Ardennes In addition to Jeroen Perceval, this time also features Kevin Janssens, Veerle Baetens and Jan Bijvoet in the leading roles. In 2017, Pront was responsible for several episodes of the VTM series The Gang of Jan de Lichte. His second feature film followed in 2020 with The Silencingof Game of Thronesactor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the leading role.
But Robin Pront’s most famous film is without a doubt Zillion. That film, which tells the story of Frank Verstraeten and his legendary discotheque, was released last year and became extremely popular. The film stars Jonas Vermeulen, Charlotte Timmers, Matteo Simoni and Barbara Sarafian, among others.
Zillion attracted more than 700,000 spectators to the cinemas, placing it in eighth place on the list of the most successful Flemish films of all time. That list is still topped by Loft by Erik Van Looy.