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De grot (2001)

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Psychological thriller. Geography teacher smuggles a case of heroin for a friend.

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Egon Wagter
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Axel van de Graf
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Marcie Nussbaum
Erik van der Horst ...
Young Egon
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Young Axel
Kelly Touwslager ...
Marjoke
Jeroen Willems ...
Michiel Polak
Saskia Temmink ...
Adrienne
Porgy Franssen ...
Bremer
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Mijnsherenland
Stijn Westenend ...
Kees
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Arthur Nussbaum
Frank Lammers ...
René
Anke Engels ...
Margriet
Hrothgar Mathews ...
David Nussbaum
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Psychological thriller. For a manipulative childhood friend, a geographer smuggles a suitcase of heroin to an Asian city. The woman he hands the smuggled goods to says, just like him, not to have any experience in the drugs trade. How did these people come to this? Written by Anonymous

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A must-see
28 August 2001 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

De Grot is a very good film. The great plot comes from the novel by Tim Krabbé, who also adapted this story for the screen. Some really top-class acting, not only by Van Huêt, but especially by Marcel Hensema, who mostly did TV-work prior to his performance of Axel van de Graaf. The film seems to kick of as a thriller, and sets an excellent mood. Then we start to learn about Egon Wagter and Axel van de Graaf, and the story is revealed bit by bit in a very compelling flash-back structure, which adds to the more romantic aspect and the character-driven drama of the movie. In the end this all culminates into an emotional ending, that will grab audiences by their throats. Make sure you know as little as possible about the plot when you are going to see this movie. A must-see, especially if you liked 'Spoorloos' (The Vanishing's original screen adaptation).


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