MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,706 this week

Off Screen (2005)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,101 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 10 critic

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
a list of 616 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 118 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 08 Jul 2013
 
a list of 999 titles
created 22 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Off Screen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Off Screen (2005)

Off Screen (2005) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Off Screen.
4 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dennis P. (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Nothing is more difficult than stealing a heart.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Stars: Edo Brunner, Nadja Hüpscher, Willeke van Ammelrooy
Quiz (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A famous game show host is being harassed in a restaurant by a strange man who claims to have kidnapped his wife and daughter. A morbid game ensues in which the game show host turns out to be the contestant.

Director: Dick Maas
Stars: Hanna Verboom, Barry Atsma, Kim van Kooten
Godforsaken! (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf
Dossier K. (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.

Director: Jan Verheyen
Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Blerim Destani
Nova Zembla (2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Dutch exploration team sets sail to find the North East passage to the Indies. The weather had other ideas for them.

Director: Reinout Oerlemans
Stars: Doutzen Kroes, Robert de Hoog, Derek de Lint
The Intruder (2005)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom Vansant is an emergency physician from Brussels who is desperately searching for his daughter who ran away from home and is now missing for eighteen months. He meets a girl of whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Frank van Mechelen
Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Axel Daeseleire
Leak 2000 (2000)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »

Director: Jean van de Velde
Stars: Cas Jansen, Ricky Koole, Thomas Acda
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Erik Van Looy
Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Jan Decleir
Daens (1992)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx
Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck
Character (1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem
Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Johan, convicted for killing his own father and sister, escapes from a TBS clinic (a criminal hospital in the Netherlands) and tracks down his mother in order to prove his innocence.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Stars: Theo Maassen, Lisa Smit, Bob Schwarze
Manslaughter (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Max's ambulance is being held up by a small gang whose friend has a minor injury. Max, on his way to a woman who is giving birth with complications, hits a boy trying to unblock the road. ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Stars: Theo Maassen, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Maryam Hassouni
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Gerard Wesselinck
...
John Voerman
Astrid Joosten ...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Theu Boermans ...
Leo Verkerk
Marjon Brandsma ...
Elly Voerman
Aat Ceelen ...
Colleague John
Chris Comvalius ...
Heleen Wagemakers
Sjoerd Dragtsma ...
Jongen in de bus
Turan Furat ...
Security guard
Janni Goslinga ...
Anna Voerman
Damien Hope ...
Youngster in bus
Robbie Kensmil ...
Security guard
Han Kerkhoffs ...
Driver of Mr. Wesselinck (as Han Kerckhof)
Emma Kuijpers ...
John's granddaughter
Stijn Kuijpers ...
John's grandson
Edit

Storyline

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to warn people about a large-scale fraud, aimed at brainwashing consumers by means of widescreen TV sets. In the film, we find out about John's preliminary frustrations, his bizarre encounter with Philips head of Sound&Vision Gerard Wesselinck, their impossible friendship, rivalry and John's armed attempt to force the executive to do penance in public. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 February 2005 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Ektos eleghou  »

Box Office

Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Superb Psychological Thriller from the Lowlands!
13 February 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie, because I was curious about the way the fact of the hostage was being filmed and about Jan Decleir and Jeroen Krabbé working together. The film tells the story behind the hostage taker John V. He is lonely man living in his own world. He is product of our society. Wesselinck is a self made top manager and can afford everything. He gets to know John by coincidence ( or not ). John is writing letters to Philips because he suspects the multimedia company of putting encoded messages in 'widescreen'tv-sets. John is no longer seeing his wife and children and is a bus driver. In his spare time he writes letters to Philips and watches recorded tapes of a popular knowledge quiz. When he meets Wesselinck the top man, they become friends because they are alike. Wesselinck lets John in on a top secret project which has to do with manipulation. The film takes the audience behind the screens and only reveals at the end. All the time you think it's like this and in the end there is a complete turnaround! Superb! I happened to have an interview with Jan Decleir in Rotterdam last February and he told me the movie had been made in three weeks. The cast worked very hard and the result is a great movie! Go and see for yourself!


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Boring. willowfox
Snails? heavyhallis
Goldfish Scene valis1949
Discuss Off Screen (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?