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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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Jef Geeraerts (novel)
Carl Joos (screenplay)
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26 September 2005 (USA) See more »
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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Belgian top thriller with outstanding performances See more (57 total) »


  (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 (as Pierre Van Caloen)
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
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 Hadermann .... additional electrician
Mike Hadermann .... lighting technician (as Mike Haderman)
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 .... lighting technician
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
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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Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity
123 min | Belgium:135 min (director's cut)
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Official Entry for Belgium for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award 2005.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where the two traffic cops are checking Ledda in his parked car, the second cop flies off his motorcycle before Ledda backs into him.See more »
Freddy Verstuyft:[while practicing his French] Vincke, why do you have to know French to pass the commisioner's exam?
Tom Coemans:To be able to read the menus in the fancy restaurants, Freddy.
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40 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Belgian top thriller with outstanding performances, 29 March 2005
Author: Travis_Bickle01

I was surprised to read several negative comments on this site about "De Zaak Alzheimer". Some people seem to think that the movie wasn't worth the hype, but I disagree with this. I think this is the best Belgian cop thriller ever made. The story (based on the novel of Jef Geeraerts) is brilliantly written and the cast is outstanding. Our best Belgian actors give top performances. Jan Decleir, Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt and Jo De Meyere are wonderful.

When I would see an American movie who is similar to "De Zaak Alzheimer", I'd probably give it 8/10. What so special about "De Zaak Alzheimer"? It is a Belgian production, made with a limited budget and a cast and crew who doesn't have that much experience in making cop thrillers in an American style. So I'm convinced the movie is really worth the hype. Also that fact that the movie was nominated and won several awards in other countries, proves Erik Van Looy really made a good impression with his movie. I also heard they're negotiating for an American adaptation of the book, what also proves the value of the movie and the book.

A sequel? No, not a sequel but an adaptation of another book of Jef Geeraerts would be suitable. Erik Van Looy is also planning on doing this, but I read it is possible we will have to wait several years for this adaptation because the expectations will be high and Van Looy of course doesn't want to disappoint the audience.

To conclude my comment I can only repeat the fact that "De Zaak Alzheimer" is a great movie and I can't hardly wait to see the American adaptation (they talked about Morgan Freeman for one of the leading roles) and the next adaptation of a Jef Geeraerts-novel by Erik Van Looy.


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