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The Memory of a Killer -- Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police departement. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all there effort to catch the murderer.

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Director:
Writers:
Jef Geeraerts (novel)
Carl Joos (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 September 2005 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Belgium's pride See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Laurien Van den Broeck ... Bieke Cuypers

Dirk Roofthooft ... Vader Cuypers

Koen De Bouw ... Eric Vincke
Werner De Smedt ... Freddy Verstuyft
Hilde De Baerdemaeker ... Linda de Leenheer
Geert Van Rampelberg ... Tom Coemans

Jan Decleir ... 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
Anaïs Terryn ... Ine Van Camp
Lone van Roosendaal ... Henriette Seynaeve
Jo De Meyere ... Baron Gustave De Haeck
Johan van Assche ... Van Parys
Roland De Jonghe ... Paolo Ledda
Katrien Vandendries ... Nurse
Ludo Hoogmartens ... Businessman
Bart Slegers ... Lemmens
Marc Peeters ... Opdebeeck
Tom Waes ... Verheyen

Filip Peeters ... Major De Keyzer
Eddy Vereycken ... Dr. Abbeloos
Kristine Arras ... Housekeeper
Vic de Wachter ... Joseph Vlerick
Tom Van Dyck ... Jean de Haeck
Babett Manalo ... Masseuse
Jan Van Looveren ... Police Motorcyclist
Jappe Claes ... Prosecutor Bracke
Marc Janssen ... Chaplain
Peter Borghs ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charley Pasteleurs ... Supporting

Cela Yildiz ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Erik Van Looy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jef Geeraerts  novel
Carl Joos  screenplay
Erik Van Looy  writer

Produced by
Mark De Geest .... executive producer
Hilde De Laere .... producer
Erwin Provoost .... producer
Sjef Scholte .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
 
Cinematography by
Danny Elsen 
 
Film Editing by
Yoohan Leyssens 
Philippe Ravoet 
 
Casting by
Gunter Schmid 
 
Art Direction by
Johan Van Essche 
 
Set Decoration by
Hendrik Van Kets 
 
Costume Design by
Kristin Van Passel 
 
Makeup Department
Fien D'Heu .... assistant makeup artist
Esther De Goey .... makeup department head
Gerda van Hoof .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Guy De Lombaert .... production manager
Alexandra Meese .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Stevesyns .... first assistant director
Eric Taelman .... second unit director
Jakob Verbruggen .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ine Cams .... assistant property master
Seppe de Preeuw .... assistant decorator (as Seppe Depreeuw)
Joeri Destrycker .... constructor
Steven Liegeois .... assistant property master
Chris Lievens .... constructor
Hendrik Van Kets .... property master
Jimmy Van Meel .... set dresser
Selwijn Vandenbossche .... construction manager (as Selwyn Vandenbossche)
 
Sound Department
Benoît Biral .... foley recordist
Geert Engels .... sound recordist
Peter Flamman .... sound designer
Peter Flamman .... sound mixer
Thomas Gauder .... post-synchronisation
Orm Sobrino .... sound editor
Pierre Van Caloen .... sound editor
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Wart Wamsteker .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois .... special effects technician
Olivier de Laveleye .... special effects
Marie Pierre Franck .... special effects (as Marie-Pierre Franckx)
Pierre Wuidart .... special effects
 
Stunts
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunt coordinator
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunts
Marco Maas .... utility stunts
Ronald Schuurbiers .... stunts
Michel Struik .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Amadei .... lighting technician: Marseille
Björn Charpentier .... clapper loader
Wim Cloots .... lighting technician
Dieter De Bock .... additional electrician
Jan Dellaert .... focus puller
Romain Gouillard .... grip: Marseille
Mike Haderman .... additional electrician (as Mike Hadermann)
Jean Hertel .... lighting technician: Marseille
Tim Janssens .... additional electrician
An Kenens .... additional electrician
Dries Leerschool .... grip
Dries Leerschool .... key grip
Kurt Reybrouck .... grip (as Kurt Reybroeck)
Jan Rubens .... Steadicam operator
Toon Soetewey .... additional electrician
Michel Struik .... camera car operator
Roel Tanghe .... additional electrician
Wim Temmerman .... gaffer
Dirk Van Rampelbergh .... additional electrician (as Dirk Van Rampelberg)
Jo Vermaercke .... Steadicam operator
Bruno Verstraete .... additional electrician
Bob Wouters .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Patrick Hella .... casting
Jeannette Snik .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Els Cuppens .... costume assistant
Charlotte Willems .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Arnout Deurinck .... on-line editor
Huguette Vanvolsem .... negative cutter (as Huguette van Volsem)
 
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Jimmy Debruyne .... car coordinator
Jo van Hende .... location manager
 
Thanks
Wim De Witte .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"De zaak Alzheimer" - Belgium (original title)
"The Alzheimer Affair" - International (English title)
"The Alzheimer Case" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
123 min | Belgium:135 min (director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Official Selection Toronto 2004.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The laser mounted to Ledda's Beretta is not in a consistent position. Laser mounts of this era are difficult to install and it appears there are two prop guns. One has the laser mounted properly, the other has it pointed down at a 5° angle (which would make it useless for aiming). In closeups, the two are switched between in single scenes, so this is clearly a mistake, and does not indicate the character dropped the gun and misaligned the laser at some point, for example.See more »
Quotes:
Angelo Ledda:[about killing Jean de Haeck] I'm sure nobody will miss him. *I* didn't.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Some Of UsSee more »

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25 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Belgium's pride, 30 December 2004
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

I don't know what the problem is with Belgium. For some reason or another almost no-one seems to make movies over here. If you compare it to Spain or France (just to name two other European countries) the number of movies made over here really is awfully low. The directors always complain that they don't have the money to make big productions, that the country is too small for real success... Nonsense, a good movie doesn't have to cost all that much and can still have a lot of success as De Zaak Alzheimer (or the Alzheimer Case for the people who don't speak Dutch) proved.

The movie is based on a novel written by Jef Geeraerts, one of Belgium's best writers when it comes to crime novels. Having read several of his books, I can assure you that the man is a good observer who really knows what he's talking about. For instance the hatred and envy between the different police forces isn't just made up by the writer. Every Belgian can assure you that it is really a big problem sometimes.

The story is about a professional hit-man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He isn't able to remember any details, so he writes everything down on his arm. When he's hired to kill a 12 year old girl who was the victim of pedophiles, he doesn't do his job, but goes after the bad guys.

If a Spanish or French director made this movie, this would have been a huge success all over the world. Now the movie went by rather unnoticed. OK, here it was a huge success, but I'm sure that most people in other countries haven't heard of it before. Still this may well be called one of the best movies in Belgian history. It's true that it has a big American feeling, but that didn't bother me once and I heard that Hollywood is planning a remake of this movie, so Van Looy must have done something right. I give it an 8,5/10.

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