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Step by Step (2002)

Un honnête commerçant (original title)
The police suspects Hubert Verkamen of having murdered a whole family. Verkamen keeps claiming he is only an honest tradesman but the cops know very well that he is a dangerous drug ... See full summary »

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Benoît Verhaert ...
Hubert Verkamen
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Louis Chevalier
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L'inspecteur Chantal Bex
Frédéric Bodson ...
L'inspecteur Jean Denoote
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L'inspecteur Patrice Mercier
Patrick Hastert ...
Raoul
Jean-Michel Vovk ...
Le tueur cheuve
Philippe Jeusette ...
Le tueur nerveux
Frédéric Topart ...
Le tueur baraqué
Marie-Anne Lorge ...
La secrétaire
Olindo Bolzan ...
Jean-François Samson
Lucas Van den Eynde ...
Le Hollandais
Michel Bogen ...
Jean-Louis
Michel Kacenelenbogen ...
Jean-Louis (as Michel Bogen)
Alain Holtgen ...
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The police suspects Hubert Verkamen of having murdered a whole family. Verkamen keeps claiming he is only an honest tradesman but the cops know very well that he is a dangerous drug trafficker. During a ruthless interrogation police detectives Jean Denoote and Chantal Bex try by all available means to make Verkamen talk. But with as sly a fox as him, it is easier said than done... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Thriller

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11 September 2002 (Belgium)  »

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Honest Dealer  »

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The screenplay was awarded the "Prix Manuscrit de Vercorin" in 1993. See more »

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When Verkamen comes to see Chevalier after the detectives' questions about Chevalier's death, the boom and the man holding it are clearly visible in the mirror behind Chevalier's desk for several seconds. See more »

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Absorbing, sophisticated
9 August 2004 | by (Guelph, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is also being rented out as "an honest dealer", and may be referred to as "step by step" - although there is another movie called "step by step" which is not "Un honnête commerçant". So, there. To those who need a bit of a respite from the Hollywood type heavy duty drug dealer drama, this provides welcome relief. A very absorbing and riveting tale that makes up for the lack of fisty-cuffs and knock-em down drag-em-out by a very inventive plot. Set in Belgium though it hardly matters where. You will be very busy trying to second-guess the principal character's reasons for saying and doing what he says and does. You will not be bored ! Subtitles are of the new generation - they stand out clearly and are easily read without visual idiocies so common in older subtitles. Outstanding acting by the character in the starring role and the usual fine performance one would expect from Phillippe Noiret.


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