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Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »

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Cas Jansen ...
Eddy
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Ria
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Franco
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Jack
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Ferdinand de Wit
Lou Landré ...
politiechef Berg
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Patrick
Ton Kas ...
Haveman
Jacqueline Blom ...
Gynaecologe
Loes Wouterson ...
Wachtcommandant
Ad Knippels ...
Agent Erik
Mohammed Azaay ...
Agent Suat (as Mohammed Azzay)
Kees Boot ...
Agent Kees
Rob Bartels ...
Agent
Ben Ramakers ...
Agent Henk
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Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced into obtaining secret information from a childhood friend turned gangster. The childhood friend turns informant. But his revelations are hardly the most important "leaks" in the story. In fact, the new relationship between old friends goes all wrong, and the young policeman becomes increasingly involved in a deadly web of lies, crimes, treason, and revenge, all seemingly out of control. Written by up and out

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EERLIJK DUURT HET KORTST

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"Race" to survive
14 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

`Leak' starts with one of the best opening scenes I have seen in last few years. At first, it seems it's just another way to spend some movie tape and to add some length. But then we realize what's goin' on. And then becomes shocking. So is the whole movie: starts like some easy pop song but ends in a hardcore rhythm.

The story is about corruption in police. Two main characters, one policeman and one criminal are different, of course, but they have one thing in common: they had been good friends one time ago. So, they meet again, and the race begins. The race to survive. Who'll be the lucky one? There is a thin line that's just waiting to be crossed…

If you like American movies too much, you may be disappointed. Well, yes, there is lot of action goin' round but there are no super heroes in this movie, no dirty harrys, no almighty gunmen, no immortal avengers who enjoy their revenge more than everything. This film is not made for fun. This is a European movie, strong and realistic.

I saw this movie in an old fortress, it was 1.30 a. m. when the movie started and after one hour I wanted to go home because everything started to look too familiar. Fortunately, I didn't leave.


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