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

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The Memory of a Killer  »

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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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Ledda and Seynaeve are carrying "De Standaard" to recognize each other. While the story is set in 1995, the caption of this newspaper is the one that was introduced in 2002. See more »

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Jean de Haeck: I wished...
Baron Henri Gustave de Haeck: "I wished" is for old wives. A man says "I want".
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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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