Paradise Trips

Synopsis: Holiday bus driver Mario has spent his entire life shuttling old age pensioners to the sunny south with his own travel company 'Paradise Trips'. Today, on the verge of his own retirement, Mario has to bring a motley crew of alternative partygoers to a psychedelic festival in Croatia. The journey soon turns into a fascinating trip that confronts Mario with his own prejudices and his long-lost son.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Raf Reyntjens
  4 wins & 7 nominations.
90 min

Mariette next door is depressed.

She's moving, you know?

To a flat in the city.

I hope she finds something affordable.

It won't be easy. Oh well.

You know what it is:

Her children no longer live at home

and she can't cope with that.

It's not easy being on your own

again when you get older.

But she has no choice.


He is in his bus again.

I don't know what to do with him

now that he is so-called retired.

When will I see you again?

I miss you.

I have to hang up, honey.

Speak to you soon. Bye-bye.

Who was that?

- A friend.


Are we going to look at

that motor home later?

Then we could drive to the Ardennes

this weekend.

Or to the coast.


Yes, just a moment, Gino.

It's Gino.

Long time no hear. Gino.

How's business?

The good life.

Too much time on my hands.

No, it's not sold yet.

I don't know, Gino. I promised Linda

that I would stop.

OK, tell me.

I'll take care of it, Gino.

You can count on Mario.

I am going to Croatia tomorrow.

For a week.

What on earth

are you going to do in Yugoslavia?

Linda, please don't start. I can't just

let the bus rust away, can I?

Come on. Smile.

What is it now?

- You know very well.

Linda, it's only for one week.

This is the last one. Honestly.

- Yes, yes.

Well, go on then. Or you'll be late.

All right.

It's over here, man.

He looks difficult.

Come on.

Good morning.

You are a colleague of...

- Gino.

Gino, that's right. I'm Miranda.

I'm organising the trip.

Mario Dockers.

- Pleased to meet you.

And thank you for helping us out.

- My pleasure.

Here is an advance

and directions to our festival.

It's sort of in the middle of nowhere,

but you are going to love it.

Look, I don't care what your intentions

are. And I don't want to know.

But I don't want any trouble, OK?

Don't worry. We stand for peace.

I'm sure you do.

This looks OK. Go on, get on.

No thank you. We're following you.


I have a little boy. He's still asleep.

Have a safe trip.

Good morning, everybody. Paradise Trips

welcomes you aboard the bus.

My name is Mario Dockers.

That's Dockers without an 'n'

and friends call me Mario.

Since we will be spending the week

together and we want to avoid trouble,

there is one golden rule:

Everyone does his or her thing,

but on this bus, Mario is boss.

If you have a problem of any kind,

come and talk with Mario.

He will find a solution for you.

Have a pleasant journey.


Hello, Mr Mario.

What is it?

I didn't bring any money. Can I borrow

some? I'll pay you back.

Do I have a long white beard?

Do I look like Santa?


Can I have a bite?

You're married.

Yes, I'm married.

Any kids?

- No, I don't have kids.

Married, but no kids.

What are you? Gay?

Watch it. Show some respect.

It's possible nowadays.

Gays can get married.

Miss, do you mind if I finish my meal

in peace?

Hey, I'm sorry, OK?

Oh shit. Your nose. Hold on.

Get away from me.

Mr Dockers. Nice weather, isn't it?

It's raining.

How is the trip? Everything OK?

Is there any reason why it wouldn't be?

If you're happy, I'm happy.

See you later.

- Undoubtedly.

If you think that you can

mess around with Mario,

you are dead wrong, OK?

Pull one more of these stupid pranks

and the bus drives back home.

Show me what you have in that handbag.

Don't be so uptight.

It'll give you cancer.

No pushing. There is enough for

everybody. I'm no ice-cream cart.

Look at her.

The toilet flooded

and I really have to go.

The next stop is our destination.

So go back to your seat, it's safer.

- But...


Hi, Belgians.

Welcome to paradise.

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