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Film 1 (1999)

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Willem is furious when a journalist makes fun of him because he acts hysterical in court during the Agusta scandal. He decides to kidnap the man and find out everything about him, but he discovers more than he bargained for.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Van den Begin ...
Willem Wallyn
Carl Ridders ...
Jacques
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Johannes Van Buren
Luc Wallyn ...
Luc Wallyn
Fujio Ishimaru ...
Buitenlandse verslaggever (as Fujio Hishimaru)
Pascale Bal ...
Pascale
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Patron
Frank Vander Linden ...
Frank Vander Linden
David Steegen ...
David Steegen
Doris Van Caneghem ...
Beerputvrouw
Dirk Jans ...
De Mens
Michel De Coster ...
De Mens
Frédéric Jannin ...
Saatchi
Stefan Liberski ...
Saatchi
Luna Wallyn ...
Dochter van Avermaet
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Willem W. walks with his father to court on the first day of the Agusta-trial, the biggest corruption scandal in Belgian history, where the defendants are the former Nato Secretary General, politicians and... his father, who was responsible for the money laundering. Johannes Van Buren, the ambitious anchorman of the prime time television news, ridicules Willem - who refuses to talk to him - a bit by describing him as hysterical in court. Willem is furious. His friends, Frank and David, inspire him to kidnap Van Buren and investigate his private life. He'll give the journalist the treatment his family got : every juicy detail you'd want to hide in the open. He finds out more then he cares for, not exactly about the journalist but rather about himself. His search reads as a manual called "How to loose your ethics, ego and friends in a few days". Written by Hannelore Goossens

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1 September 1999 (Belgium)  »

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Strong Debut
22 August 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This is the first long movie of Willem Wallyn, his first steps in movie land was the short movie: Urinoir dogs. Film 1 is about a son(played by Peter Van den Begin)who brings his father to the courtroom, on there way to the courtroom, a journalist(played by Herbert Flack, laughs at his father, and later at night, he meets the journalist again, and he thinks it's time for revenge. Films 1 has all the ingredients a good film needs: good actors, Peter Van den Begin plays extremely good, a good director and great photography, maybe the scenario isn't super good, but it's isn't weak, it has a good start, a good middle with a lot of twists and funny scenes, and the plot is good. People who have seen this movie will agree hat it is a strong debut and a strong movie.


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