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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 overview, first billed only:
Laurien Van den Broeck ...
Bieke Cuypers
Vader Cuypers
Werner De Smedt ...
Hilde De Baerdemaeker ...
Linda de Leenheer
Tom Coemans
Patrick Descamps ...
Gilles Resnais
Anne-Caroline Suberville ...
Jan Dyck ...
Taxi Driver
Miek Van Bocxtaele ...
Receptionist (as Miek Van Bocxstaele)
Deborah Ostrega ...
Els Dottermans ...
Eva Van Camp
Lucas Van den Eynde ...
Bob Van Camp


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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Release Date:

26 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Memory of a Killer  »

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Box Office


€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$332,015 (USA) (4 November 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The director (a big RAFC supporter) insisted that actor Gene Bervoets (a Beerschot supporter) whistle the anthem of RAFC in a scene where he's in the car (Beerschot and RAFC are both football clubs in Antwerpen, with 100 years of enmity dividing their fans). Gene Bervoets, however, agreed to do as requested immediately. Since his character is a complete bastard, he thought it quite logical that he would be an RAFC-fan. See more »


While the movie is set in 1995 the locomotive seen in the opening scene (7772) didn't enter service until 2003. See more »


Seynaeve: [when seeing Ledda] But... you're dead!
Angelo Ledda: No... YOU are dead!
[shoots Seynaeve]
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References Insomnia (2002) See more »


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In the Swamp of Corruption and Children Prostitution
26 December 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I bought this DVD without any reference, and for my surprise it is an excellent thriller. The theme about children prostitution is very well exposed, the beginning of the movie is very impressive, and the actress Lauren Van de Broeck that plays Bieke Cuypers really looks like a little Lolita. The story of an old hit man that has a code of honor and does not accept the job of killing a teenager, turning against the powerful men that hired him, is magnificently disclosed, in a right pace and with stunning performances. The emphatic character of Angelo Ledda is played by the unknown actor Jan Decleir, and I was really impressed with his acting. I have just seen in IMDb that "De Zaak Alzheimer" won seven prizes and three nominations in European Festivals and this movie certainly deserved these awards. The character of Baron Gustave De Haeck , living in a swamp of corruption and children prostitution, would certainly not adapt living in the jungle, as mentioned in the story. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Alzheimer Case"

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