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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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Well-acted, moody story fails to deliver something new or scary See more (9 total) »


  (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
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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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13 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Well-acted, moody story fails to deliver something new or scary, 29 April 2010
Author: ( from Santa Monica, CA

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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