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Close Up (1996)

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A Belgian filmmaker in New York is placed under suspicion of having committed a brutal killing-spree in a bar, when interrogated by detectives he can't seem to place himself at the crime ... See full summary »

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A Belgian filmmaker in New York is placed under suspicion of having committed a brutal killing-spree in a bar, when interrogated by detectives he can't seem to place himself at the crime scene or killing anybody. While in custody things are beginning to look worse when a media-circus evolves around him. Written by Lance_Burton

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Low Budget Diamond
31 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Like most low budget movies this one deals with the over popular topics of cops, drugs, killing and cursing. Unlike most low budget movies this one uses these topics as they should be used: realistically, raw and freaky. The low budget invited the makers to spend their money creatively; a constant heady mood, combined with a good sense of raw style and superior acting. An example of intelligent film making with utmost love for the medium. And the casting is great, this guy even looks Belgian!

Close Up is by times very hard to watch, thanks to the ultra-realistic portrayal of intolerable injustice. It makes you realize that there are some pretty ruthless minds in this world. Only minor points are the by times indistinguishability (eh, well, you know what I mean) of the coppers, as well as the amateurish way of some of the flashbacks (especially the dead people from the bar). For the rest: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.


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