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15 March 2006 (Belgium) See more »
In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking... See more » | Add synopsis »
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a movie need u to wait for the end See more (6 total) »


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
Peter Gorissen ... Rudy Vermeersch
Abdelmalek Kadi ... Gevangenisdirecteur (as Abdelmalek Kadi)
Kamel Kenzo ... Prison
Gert Lahousse ... Agent in burger
Nacer Nafti ... Voorzitter
Els Olaerts ... Agnes Van Loock

Filip Peeters ... Marcel Van Loock
Carl Ridders ... Geuzenbroek
Kyoko Scholiers ... Inge Van Loock
Hicham Slaoui ... Cipier #1 / Hakim
Johan van Assche ... Jean-Pierre Surdiacourt
Emile Van Hamme ... Matias (3 years)
Brahim Waabach ... Madi
Ali Wauters ... Ahmed

Directed by
Frank van Mechelen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Piedfort 

Produced by
Reinhilde Dewit .... executive producer
Pierre Drouot .... executive producer
Mark Mertens .... line producer
Eric Wirix .... producer
Original Music by
Steve Willaert 
Cinematography by
Lou Berghmans 
Film Editing by
Joris Brouwers 
Casting by
Patrick Hella 
Art Direction by
Kurt Loyens 
Costume Design by
Agnès Dubois 
Natasha Francotte 
Christian Schnezler 
Makeup Department
Fien D'Heu .... assistant makeup artist
Esther De Goey .... makeup artist
Léony Kramer .... makeup artist
Luk Van Cleemput .... makeup department head
Gerda van Hoof .... assistant makeup artist
Frank Van Wolleghem .... makeup artist (as Frank Vanwolleghem)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Stevesyns .... first assistant director
Mourad Waghli .... second assistant director
Art Department
Olivier Fimmers .... assistant art director
Steven Liegeois .... property master
Toon Marïën .... construction coordinator
Jimmy Van Meel .... set dresser
Peggy Verstraeten .... carpenter
Peggy Verstraeten .... constructor
Sound Department
Geert Engels .... sound
Nicolas Fioraso .... foley artist (as Nicolas Sioraso)
Alek Goosse .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Grauls .... boom operator
Gert Janssen .... sound editor
Pascale Schaer .... sound recordist
Lieven Verbraeken .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Olivier de Laveleye .... special effects
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunt coordinator
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunt performer
Marco Maas .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Esther Vanden Bremt .... assistant camera
Kris Hernalsteen .... key grip
Nicolas Lagae .... electrician
Didier Schokkaert .... focus puller
Tommy van den Bempt .... gaffer
Jonathan Wannyn .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natasha Francotte .... costumer: Spain
Christian Schnezler .... costumer
Editorial Department
Frank Temmerman .... color grader
Music Department
Patrick Lemmens .... score recordist
Other crew
Tania Berkovitch .... production assistant
Tania Berkovitch .... script supervisor: Spain
Jelle Claeys .... location manager
Tomas Coppejans .... assistant location manager
Gaetan De Poorter .... assistant location manager
Jo van Hende .... location manager
Haydee Nackaerts .... script supervisor
Jana Tallieu .... production assistant
Ann Willems .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"De hel van Tanger" - Belgium (original title)
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105 min
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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 »
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.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
a movie need u to wait for the end, 15 May 2007
Author: dignaf from London

I nearly cried when I finally reached to the end of this movie, Marcel is the focus of the movie, but his family, which had done so much for him to rescue him made me shocked. This movie was said to be adapted partly from the truth in 1996, if it is, the ....prison life in Morocco is really ... horrific. The attitude of the Government makes people feel disappointed. Marcel survived finally because he has his wife and daughter and his brother in law and all the people who have conscience with in their hearts support him. Rudy's end is a pity. I debt whether Marcel could have been survived from the hard beginning of his jail life if he had never met Rudy. whatever inside or outside jail, people who in their life can find such a good friend, and survived from such bad situation could be so called the lucky ones. Anyway, a very good movie, and very good movie music. All the elements in this film tell me to treasure my current life.

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