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Left Bank (2008) More at IMDbPro »Linkeroever (original title)


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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
 (From Blogomatic3000. 22 May 2010, 6:04 AM, PDT)

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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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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 »


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underestimated flick, 19 May 2016
Author: trashgang from Midian

It took me 8 years to see this flick which in fact started the fame of Matthias Schoenaerts. He's leading here in this dark supernatural flick. I was lucky to have worked with him just before he left for Hollywood so I'm happy he signed this DVD. But back to this flick. Not only is Matthias above mediocre, the girl (Marie) he met is played by Eline Kuppens, not that famous but she also delivers the best.

The supernatural thing going on is the fact that Marie get injured while running in the woods. Her knee is damaged and slowly that knee decides her life. She falls for the smooth talking Bob (Schoenarts). They have sex everywhere they can have it and it's shown, both go the full monty.

It's towards the end when Marie is solving the puzzle that the supernatural comes in. The ending is an enigma, nothing is really explained.

Nice editing and shooting and the score do adds something special to the atmosphere. I can understand why this flick can be found at a lot of horror conventions. But if you want the original DVD that came out in Belgium you will have to search really hard, it's OOP. Luckily elsewhere in the world it's sold as Left Bank. A must see.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 2/5 Effects 2,5/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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