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11 October 2006 (Belgium) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kevin Janssens ... Rick Symons
Axel Daeseleire ... Koen

Koen De Bouw ... Mark Van Houte
Stan Van Samang ... Serge Helsen
Ludo Busschots ... Patrick Adams
Jelle Cleymans ... Bert Gorissen
Warre Borgmans ... Jean Louis Hubert De Jonghe
Vic de Wachter ... Bob Govaerts
François Beukelaers ... Generaal Cassiman
Mark van den Bos ... Generaal Landmacht
Jean-Michel Flagothier ... Admiraal

Eric Godon ... Defence minister
Frank Mercelis ... Kabinetschef
Alexander Provoost ... Jonge Korporaal
Michel Bauwens ... Backjacker
Gert Winckelmans ... Thys
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Veerle Baetens ... Alex Breynaert
Peter Bastiaensen ... Pilot
David Cheung ... Tigris Sailor
Jaela Cole ... Yvonne
Clauwaert Davy ... Supporting
Hyppolyte Eloy ... Benoit
Nicolas Gob ... Tigris Sailor
Tine Reymer ... Marleen

Zak Shukor ... Tigress Krew
Lotte Verlackt ... Stef van Looy
Bruce Wang ... Tigris Captain
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Directed by
Hans Herbots 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre De Clercq 

Produced by
Peter Bouckaert .... associate producer
Ludo Busschots .... co-producer
Guido De Keyser .... associate producer
Hilde De Laere .... producer
Terry Glinwood .... co-producer
Petra Goedings .... co-producer
Erwin Provoost .... producer
Denis Wigman .... executive producer
Stef Wouters .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Matt Dunkley 
 
Cinematography by
Danny Elsen 
 
Film Editing by
Philippe Ravoet 
 
Casting by
Gunter Schmid 
Matt Western 
 
Art Direction by
Kurt Loyens 
 
Set Decoration by
Jimmy Van Meel 
 
Costume Design by
Tine Verbeurgt 
 
Production Management
Guy De Lombaert .... unit production manager
Griet Meukens .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joke Pevenage .... second assistant director
Eddy Stevesyns .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stefaan Lejon .... builder
Merijn Sep .... construction coordinator
Peggy Verstraeten .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Victor Dekker .... additional sound
Peter Flamman .... sound designer
Simone Galavazi .... sound
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Michaël Sauvage .... sound editor (as Michael Sauvage)
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Wart Wamsteker .... sound designer
Arno Willemstein .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Olivier de Laveleye .... special effects
Alexander Gunn .... special effects senior technician
David Payne .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Bannister .... digital compositor
Paul Birkett .... rotoscope artist
Mark Buschbacher .... recording technician: Cinesite
Lee Chidwick .... visual effects coordinator
Grant Connor .... digital effects artist
Bert Deruyck .... digital compositor
Kristof Indeherberge .... digital compositor
Kris Janssens .... visual effects
Lorraine Johnson .... scanning supervisor: Cinesite
Simon Johnson .... scanning operator: Cinesite
Kirsty Lawlor .... digital compositor
Christopher Learmonth .... visual effects editor
Adrian Lee .... data operative/render wrangler
Jan Meade .... projectionist: Cinesite
Mitch Mitchell .... head of imaging: Cinesite
Venetia Penna .... scanning operator: Cinesite
Raf Schoenmaekers .... visual effects
Pieter Swusten .... digital artist
Annabelle Troukens .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marie Celette .... additional second assistant camera
Björn Charpentier .... assistant camera
Julien Covens .... grip
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Gaetan De Poorter .... video assist operator
Nyk Dekeyser .... still photographer
Jan Dellaert .... camera operator: second unit
Wouter Dewilde .... first assistant camera: second unit
Graham Johnston .... additional focus puller
Nigel Permane .... director of photography: model unit
Roel Tanghe .... electrician
Wim Temmerman .... gaffer
Mike Valentine .... underwater camera operator
Gideon van Essen .... best boy lighting
Jo Vermaercke .... Steadicam operator
Bob Wouters .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Wouter De Winter .... digital artist
 
Casting Department
Jakob Verbruggen .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jutta Smeyers .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Arnout Deurinck .... digital intermediate supervisor
Charles Godin .... assistant editor
Koen Maenhout .... telecine operator
 
Music Department
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
 
Other crew
Marijn de Vries .... co-production coordinator
Jo van Hende .... location manager
Koen Maenhout .... scanning technician
Richey Rynkowski .... midi transcriptor
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager: Flying Pictures Ltd.
Françoise Valentine .... underwater coordinator
Elly Verduyckt .... continuity
Barney Wrightson .... aerial operations assistant: Flying Pictures Ltd.
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue" - Belgium (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief nudity
Runtime:
Germany:117 min (European Film Market)
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Trivia:
With a budget close to 4,500,000 Euro the most expensive dutch-spoken Belgian feature to date. Because this compared to American or British films still is low budget, the production agreed with the Pinewood Studio's and the SFX teams to pay them a lower fee then usual.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning of the movie, when "Rick" is in the Army, he is a 1st sergeant (4 stripes). From the moment he arrives in Koksijde, he is an Airforce sergeant (3 stripes). (However, due to his exercise foul up, it's possible he may have been demoted as part of his transfer to the Air Component.)See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows "Windkracht 10" (1997)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Top Gun-style coast guard movie has a heart, 23 January 2007
Author: ridleyrules from Netherlands

Rick Symons (a handsome Kevin Janssens) is a maverick diver in the Belgian navy. His actions embarrass his superiors and he is reassigned to the 40th division of the air force. In Belgium, the coast guard is a part of the army. His new job is to rescue people lost at sea, while being towed down from a helicopter.

At the coast guard, he has to team up with a young nurse, Alex (Veerle Baetend, with a girl-next-door type of charm). Alex had to fight for her position in this masculine world. There is also Marleen (Tine Reymer) and her wheel-chaired husband Koen (Axel Daeseleire). Rick knows them from the past, but how are they connected?

When you are at sea, rescuing people under hazardous conditions, your life depends on the men and women you work with. Alex hears that Rick can't be trusted and brings his co-workers in danger. Alex has to decide if she wants to be in the same team with him.

This is the beginning of a story that alternates between high thrills action and human emotional drama: On one side, there is grand action adventure in the air and at sea, On the other, is the drama of complex relations between friends and colleagues. On both aspects, this movie really delivers. The rescue actions are quite spectacular and thrilling. The human side of the story is brought convincingly and feels real.

I felt a lump in my throat quite a couple of times. It was not hard to identify with the characters on the screen. The picture is very efficient in introducing the characters. Without many words being spoken, you get to know who these people are and you feel a connection with them almost immediately. Well, at least I did.

This movie is drawn on the same template as 1986's Top Gun. It features an exciting part of the army, with brave and charming protagonists. Like Top Gun, this movie sometimes feels like a long job recruitment commercial, in this case for the coast guard. Who wouldn't want to be working with these people who do such dangerous but admirable work? Although filmed apparently with a much lower budget than its US air force example (the equivalent of USD 5 million), this picture easily matches the quality of photography and the delivery of exciting action.

I think this movie succeeds even better on the human side of the story. Although the elements of the story are nothing that we have not seen before elsewhere, the portrayals of the main characters are convincing enough and carry depth. This side of the movie made more impact on me during one theater visit than Top Gun did during 7 or 8 viewings.

The movie is beautifully shot in Cinemascope. Unfortunately the filmmakers seemed to be fond of their digital toolbox and gave many scenes a yellow glow. At times this felt a bit overdone. The scoring by Matt Dunkley (who I didn't know) is quite adequate and never becomes noticeable, which usually is a good sign.

I have not seen the original TV-series "Windkracht 10" (translates to "Wind Force 10"), on which this movie is based. I have also not yet seen the 2006 US coast guard drama "The Guardian", which touches on the same line of work. So I have no direct comparison. I liked this one, though.

I recommend this movie to anybody who likes adventure stories mixed with human drama. Just don't expect an original and unpredictable story.

I rate this movie 8 out of 10, so quite high, because it really struck a chord with me. I can't go any higher, because of the "job commercial", glamorizing aspects and lack of originality in the script. So my verdict: 8/10.

Release / language trivia: The spoken language is Dutch, or rather the Belgian dialect also called Flemish. (Of course, the usual air force jargon is spoken, which is mostly English). In neighboring country The Netherlands, where Dutch is the national language, the movie is shown in theaters with Dutch subtitles. I must say, that this makes the dialog easier to follow.

Marketing trivia: This (for local production standards) big budget movie has been released in a very limited way in the Netherlands. This, in spite of its potential appeal to a wide audience. There has not been much promotion. I saw this movie in its first week on a Monday night with no more than 10 people at the only screening of the day.

International release expectations: Although the film does not seem to aim at the Anglosaxon world, it should do well in other international markets. Especially in regions with sea coasts, this should be a recognizable story. Audiences that are used to seeing their movies dubbed or subtitled anyways, would enjoy the high production values and universal themes. Also, the humor is mostly physical (no word jokes) and there is no frontal nudity or extreme violence.

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