Over The Top

A film by Justine Cappelle
How can you find and deserve your place in the world’s history, without killing people or even worse, going into politics? Maybe by putting an artwork on top of the Gizeh Pyramid? Over the top is a fast food style documentary about the hunt of the yolo generation to find meaning and fulfilment in modern life.

We meet Floris in the empty and cold warehouse where he collects cardboard boxes and is organizing them in a specific way. We discover the boxes start to form a pyramid. The boxes symbolize Floris’ ultimate desire: reaching the top. 

Literally the top since Floris wants to put his epitaph of mankind on top of the Gizeh pyramid. And figuratively, because Floris wants to be a change-maker and get to the top with this action. He aims for universal recognition as an artist, his eternal place at the top, a place in the history of mankind and maybe even ultimate fame.

Month after month Floris is preparing his action: from designing his epitaph till practising flying drones, until the big day arrives that has to change his life… 

OVER THE TOP focuses on the contrast between the volatility of social media versus the eternity of the pyramids in Egypt. This way the movie wants to think about the contemporary hunt for identity, meaning, love and likes. How to give meaning to a short life in an era in which all so-called eternal values and traditions disappear one by one?

About the director

Justine Cappelle (Belgium, 1995) is a young promising female filmmaker. Her graduation film MAREGRAVE instantly proofed her talented eye for the power of documentary storytelling, not by just capturing reality but by interpreting it and giving it an innovative, creative and personal dimension. MAREGRAVE was selected for IDFA, more than 10 international film festivals, and was awarded twice. At this moment, Justine is finishing her first film after graduation, called OVER THE TOP, a fast-food documentary about a young artist trying to receive attention and recognition by putting an artwork on top of the Gizeh Pyramid. RAINBOW is her first feature length documentary project.


Written en directed by
Justine Cappelle

director of photography
Jordan Van Schel

edited by
Jasper Flikschuh

Awards & festivals

Official selection Montréal International Festival of Films on Art (Art Fifa), Montréal, 2021

Official Selection Film Festival Oostende, 2021

Official Selection Leuven Kort, 2021

Official Selection Brussels Art Film Festival, 2021

Production Details

an Off World production

with the support from
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF|Film)