In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »
Vincke and Verstuyft are one of the best detective teams of the Antwerp police force. When they are confronted with the disappearance of a top official and the murder of two prostitutes, the trail leads to the almost retired assassin Angelo Ledda. Since Ledda starts showing symptoms of Alzheimer's, it's getting more and more difficult to complete his contracts. When he has to murder a 12-year old call-girl, he refuses and becomes a target himself. While Vincke and Verstuyft are chasing him and counting the corpses, Ledda is taking care of his employers. Written by
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Belgian quality, better than our chocolate and beer
If the director Eric Van Looy says he's a fan of Michael Mann, we can definitely see it in this movie. And this is meant in a good way. The action is nicely countered by conversations and humor. Flashy but clear, emotional but not pathetic. Great color palette. A very good balance between all elements which should be in every quality movie. Actors doing a fantastic job, not the stereotype cops, not the stereotype serial killer, but enjoyable, human roles. A story which is well built, has suspense and is keeping you watching the whole film without becoming bored even ones.
After great Belgian drama movies, we encounter now also a great Belgian action movie. I sincerely hope the Belgian movie industry keeps coming with more of this. This movie competes with any action movie made in Hollywood. And I am convinced people are waiting for more of this, just like I am.
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