MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,502 this week

Tangier (2006)
"De hel van Tanger" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,063 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 241 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 211 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 120 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tangier" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tangier (2006)

Tangier (2006) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tangier.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Mario Verstraete (Koen Degraeve)... See full summary »

Director: Nic Balthazar
Stars: Koen De Graeve, Geert Van Rampelberg, Lotte Pinoy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The lives of a group of friends get disturbed when one of them comes back after having been away for some years.

Director: Felix van Groeningen
Stars: Koen De Graeve, Wine Dierickx, Pieter Genard
Loft I (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Director: Erik Van Looy
Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two ex-factory workers hijack their former manager in his own luxurious villa in an effort to force him to pay damages. When the manager's mistress shows up, things start to get out of hand.

Director: Hans Herbots
Stars: Jan Decleir, Koen De Bouw, Wouter Hendrickx
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Matty, a 41-year old mother of three with a husband in his midlife-crisis, meets 29-year old Johnny, a truck driver, who takes an interest in her.

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey
Stars: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh
Vermist (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Five members of the Missing Persons Task Force investigate the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Evi. While unraveling the girl's troubled relationship with her parents, which leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Verheyen
Stars: Cem Akkanat, Steven Boen, Fabrice Boutique
Pulsar I (2010)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Samuel works in Brussels as a pharmaceutical delivery man. His gorgeous girlfriend Mireille heads off to New York to intern at a prestigious architecture firm. Shortly after her departure, ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Stockman
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Tine Van den Wyngaert, Andrea Bardos
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is mentally retarded and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to make a... See full summary »

Director: Lieven Debrauwer
Stars: Dora van der Groen, Ann Petersen, Rosemarie Bergmans
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June. Natalie, her brother Chouki, her boyfriend Walter and his ex Lara, the gallery keeper ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Barman
Stars: Frank Vercruyssen, Diane De Belder, Eric Kloeck
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Germaine Debruycker is 18 when the workers at the Vieille Montagne factory, including her father, go on strike to obtain a 10 franc raise. The turbulent strike lasts for 9 weeks and changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.

Director: Frank van Mechelen
Stars: Stany Crets, Tiny Bertels, Michel van Dousselaere
Bo (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fifteen year old Deborah wants to escape her dull suburb and enjoy the luring city of Antwerp. Her new eighteen year old friend Jennifer leads her into the sparkling downtown nightlife. ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Herbots
Stars: Laura Ballyn, Peter Bastiaensen, Mia Boels
Ad Fundum (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

College initiation rites on one Belgian campus end in tragic death of one freshman. His friends are determined to see the justice done.

Director: Erik Van Looy
Stars: Tom Van Landuyt, Mathias Sercu, Tom Van Bauwel
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nadia Abdelouafi ...
Naïma
Mohamed Bari ...
Chef in de cel
Rachid Benbouchta ...
Cipier #2
Mostafa Benkerroum ...
Babazia
Peter Bolhuis ...
Jack Scholten
Warre Borgmans ...
Jozef Van Zuylen
Axel Daeseleire ...
Wim Moreels
Wim Danckaert ...
Kabinetschef de Winne
Michael De Cock ...
Sociaal Assistant
Mieke De Groote ...
Rita Van Loock
Veerle De Jonghe ...
Veronique (as Veerle Dejonghe)
Sophie Decleir ...
Journaliste
Billy Eelen ...
Matias (5 years)
Ossyane El Hassouni ...
Berani
Azdine Gharbaoui ...
Openbare aanklager
Edit

Storyline

In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus company is arrested as well and makes a full confession clearly indicating that both drivers were unaware of the hidden drugs, the Moroccan judge sentences both men to 5 years in the Moroccan prison of Tangiers. Nothing could have prepared the two men for life inside a Moroccan prison. Without food, clothes or medical care, they must learn how to take care of themselves to survive their stay in prison. Corrupt guards, corrupt lawyers and judges, a consul who doesn't care and frequent beatings are only part of the terrible prison. Meanwhile their families at home are left without any information, any help or any hope - finding out that their own government doesn't care for Belgian people in prisons abroad. Written by Dennis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | beating | torture | abuse | jail | See All (5) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

15 March 2006 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Hell in Tangier - viattomana vangittu  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The real-life Marcel van Loock, on interviews with whom this movie is based, attended the premiere in Brussels. After the movie was over, he emotionally collapsed and needed to be left in peace for about twenty minutes. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Vermeersch: Marcel, those pills... What are they for?
Marcel Van Loock: The beds are comfortable, aren't they?
Rudy Vermeersch: Are they for what l think they're for?
Marcel Van Loock: At least, they're better than the floor.
Rudy Vermeersch: Marcel.
Marcel Van Loock: l need them, Rudy.
Rudy Vermeersch: What do you need?
Marcel Van Loock: The certainty that if l can't take it anymore, l can put an end to it.
Rudy Vermeersch: Being hungry, cold, humiliated, a man can take all that.But the daily battle with your own thoughts, that's a different matter. lf things aren't right in your head, then you're finished, Marcel. Then you're really finished.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Belgian Midnight Express
11 June 2006 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this movie, I really did. I'm a big fan of the "Drug Smuggler Caught in Foreign Prison" genre, such as it is. Unfortunately, it does look like a made for TV movie - there aren't any risks taken with the genre here.

Although you want to see the poor, imprisoned bus driver get out, you have to wonder why he keeps antagonizing the guards and his fellow inmates. My sympathy for him ended there; I couldn't see myself arguing with the guards in a Moroccan prison. There are probably healthier ways to spend your time.

Check out Brokedown Palace or Midnight Express instead.


6 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really good film!!! timo_fallen
Music mathiashd
The real 'Marcel Van Loock' died this morning... brambolero
Discuss Tangier (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?