Monsieur Etrimo

A documentary by Matthieu Frances and David Deroy, 52', 2013


In the year 1970, the Brabant state senator and real estate mogul Jean-Florian Collin possessed 4339 apartments, 662 studios and more than 2500 garages. Its activity, in 1969, garners more than 2 billion francs of turnover. His dream ? To sell an apartment to every Belgian household with an average income.

In 1985, year of his death, the "father of social housing for middle class" leaves nothing but a few personal belongings. His legacy to Belgium? Access to landlordship.

Awards / Festivals

  • Ecrans du Réel – Competition Premier Doc (Le Mans, France) – 28/30 november 2014