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The Memory of a Killer (2003)
"De zaak Alzheimer" (original title)

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Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.

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Cast

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Laurien Van den Broeck ...
Bieke Cuypers
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Vader Cuypers
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Werner De Smedt ...
Hilde De Baerdemaeker ...
Linda de Leenheer
Geert Van Rampelberg ...
Tom Coemans
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Angelo Ledda
Patrick Descamps ...
Gilles Resnais
Anne-Caroline Suberville ...
Dienster
Jan Dyck ...
Taxi Driver
Miek Van Bocxtaele ...
Receptionist (as Miek Van Bocxstaele)
Deborah Ostrega ...
Anja
Gene Bervoets ...
Seynaeve
Els Dottermans ...
Eva Van Camp
Lucas Van den Eynde ...
Bob Van Camp
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Storyline

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 BlackHawk

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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26 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,254 (USA) (26 August 2005)

Gross:

$332,015 (USA) (4 November 2005)
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The remake rights have been acquired by Focus Features, Universal Pictures' independent boutique. See more »

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When Ledda makes a phone call at a park, in the background is an Opel Corsa C. It has its taillights at the side of the windows. The first car that had this type of light was a Ford Focus in 1999. The Opel is build after 2000. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy hooks up a phone-tracer]
Eric Vincke: Is that legal?
Freddy Verstuyft: No... Japanese.
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Some Of Us
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Belgian quality, better than our chocolate and beer
9 October 2003 | by (Leuven, Belgium) – See all my reviews

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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