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When Marie moves into her boyfriend's apartment, she uncovers a disturbing mystery.

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Credited cast:
Eline Kuppens ...
Marie
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Bob
Sien Eggers ...
Bieke
Marilou Mermans ...
Jeanne
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Gilbert
Robbie Cleiren ...
Dokter Verbeke
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Ruth Becquart ...
Hella
Tinneke Boonen ...
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Sara De Bosschere ...
Veerle
Jamahl Boukriss ...
Verkoper (as Jamahl Boukhriss)
Siska Bouwen ...
Katrien
Gauthier De Boulle ...
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Darya Gantura ...
Dunja (as Darya Kuznetsova)
Bert Haelvoet ...
Agent Bob
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In Antwerp, Marie is a world-class runner at 22, with a general air of discontent. She learns she has chronic fatigue syndrome and must stop training for a month. At the track she's met Bobby, an archer, and they start a relationship. Bobby invites her to stay with him while recovering: he lives at West Bank, three tall blocks of flats built on an isolated plot. Marie's mom doesn't like the arrangement, Marie is soon vomiting, and she learns that the previous tenant in Bobby's flat disappeared leaving notes about the building's cellar and photos of the area before West Bank was built. The missing woman's boyfriend visits one day. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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First chapter of Pieter Van Hees's trilogy 'Anatomy of Love and Pain'. Was followed by Dirty Mind (2009) and Waste Land (2014). See more »

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Well-acted, moody story fails to deliver something new or scary
29 April 2010 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

A kind of Rosemary's Baby meets Dark Water, Left Bank unfortunately has more in common with the latter's fascination with mood over a new or just tightly cogent story. Left Bank is better than most J-horror remakes but takes too long to get to the genre trappings it ultimately relies on. The lead, Eline Kuppens, is believable as an athlete and is competent in her acting but doesn't have any real screen charisma. The role really requires the European counterpart to a Mia Farrow or Naomi Watts, especially in the long opening section which plays more as a psychological thriller than horror film. That too is a problem: the story, which is neither terribly new or frightening, just takes too long to admit for all its psychological tension, it's nothing more than a horror pic. As such, it fails to deliver a truly quirky scenario and strikes out totally when it comes to real scares.


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