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Christophe Dirickx (screenplay)
Pieter Van Hees (writer)
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Release Date:
26 March 2008 (Belgium) See more »
When Marie moves into her boyfriend's apartment, she uncovers a disturbing mystery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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DVD Review: Left Bank
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  (in credits order)
Eline Kuppens ... Marie

Matthias Schoenaerts ... Bob
Sien Eggers ... Bieke
Marilou Mermans ... Jeanne

Frank Vercruyssen ... Gilbert
Robbie Cleiren ... Dokter Verbeke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ruth Becquart ... Hella
Tinneke Boonen ... Tinneke - loopster 2
Sara De Bosschere ... Veerle
Jamahl Boukriss ... Verkoper (as Jamahl Boukhriss)
Siska Bouwen ... Katrien
Gauthier De Boulle ... Baby dream

Tom Dewispelaere ... Dirk
Darya Gantura ... Dunja (as Darya Kuznetsova)
Bert Haelvoet ... Agent Bob
Raymond Haesaerts ... Boogschutter Frank

Waléra Kanischtscheff ... Vlad (voice)
Manou Kersting ... Krabbeke Slijk
Günther Lesage ... Postbode (as Gunther Lesage)
Luc Nuyens ... Ostheopaat
Victor Peeters ... Stem politieman (as Vic Peeters)
Stefan Perceval ... Agent Eddy
Alain Pierre ... Vader van Marie
Anja Smolders ... Anja
Liesbeth Stas ... Klant
Marie Telter ... Baby
Ryszard Turbiasz ... Vlad
Peter van den Eede ... Conciërge (as Peter van den Eeden)
Teun Verbruggen ... Live band
Mark Verstraete ... Archivaris
Mauro Pawlowski ... Live band (uncredited)

Directed by
Pieter Van Hees 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christophe Dirickx  screenplay
Dimitri Karakatsanis  writer
Pieter Van Hees  writer

Produced by
Peter De Maegd .... line producer
Bert Hamelinck .... producer
Kato Maes .... producer
Frank Van Passel .... producer
Cinematography by
Nicolas Karakatsanis 
Film Editing by
Nico Leunen 
Production Design by
Johan Van Essche 
Costume Design by
Judith van Herck 
Makeup Department
Diana Dreesen .... makeup department head
Saskia Verreycken .... prosthetics designer
Production Management
Ivy Vanhaecke .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Stevesyns .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Bert Aerts .... sound editor trainee
Mathieu Cox .... sound re-recording mixer
Jan Deca .... sound
Toon Echelpoels .... boom operator
Senjan Jansen .... sound
Alexis Oscari .... foley recordist
Olivier Thys .... foley artist
Joeri Verspecht .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Bert Deruyck .... digital compositor
Tom Mulder .... grader
Stefan Rycken .... visual effects supervisor
Kosmas Stergiou .... compositor: lead
Camera and Electrical Department
Gaetan De Poorter .... second assistant camera
Tim Janssens .... gaffer
Jan Lemmens .... grip
Toon Nelissen .... electrician
Editorial Department
Koen Maenhout .... telecine operator
Olivier Ogneux .... colorist
Bruno Pons .... assistant editor
Leslie Verbeeck .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Dimitri Verbeeck .... driver
Other crew
Peter Deuss .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Linkeroever" - Belgium (original title)
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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in L'incertitude des choses (2013)See more »


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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Old story...well done solid thriller, 14 August 2010
Author: Seemp deHond from Canada

There are only so many story lines guys. All Romcoms are about getting the girl, action flicks about getting the honour or the loot and so on. So yes this is an old story like Rosemary's baby and many many more.

Why do i give this one so much credit? Because it's a subtle story with solid acting. No Hollywood over abundance. Just a very well acted film with a classic story that moves slowly but steadily forward to a surprising ending. The story is rounded. There is a why and a how appose to just horror for the making of a scary film. I thought it to be very original within it's genre and the ending is brilliant. It has the suspense of the old Polanskis like The Tennant. Who can we thank for this? Matthias Schoenaerts! What's not too love about this flemish gem.

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