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Nothing to Lose (2008)
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Johan, convicted for killing his own father and sister, escapes from a TBS clinic (a criminal hospital in the Netherlands) and tracks down his mother in order to prove his innocence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Maassen ...
Johan
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Tessa
Bob Schwarze ...
Joska
Ria Marks ...
Therapeute 1
Karst Woudstra ...
Psychiater
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Advocaat Johan
Romana Vrede ...
Begeleidster kliniek
Martijn de Rijk ...
Bewaarder kliniek
Menno Van Beekum ...
Rechter
Roos Ouwehand ...
Therapeute 2
Kevin Llewellyn ...
Patiënt 1
Bing Wiersma ...
Patiënt 2
Peter van Bokhorst ...
Autoverkoper
Yale Sackman ...
Vriendin Tessa
Pim Lambeau ...
Oma
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Storyline

Johan, convicted for the murder of his father and sister, has been locked up in a TBS clinic (a hospital for criminals with a psychical disorder) for years. When he hears he will be transfered to a Long Stay ward - where nobody has ever been released from - he hopes his mother, who he hasn't spoken for years, will come to his hearing so she can tell the judge he didn't murder his sister, that his father abused him and was about to abuse his sister and that Johan therefore killed his father. However, his mother doesn't turn up. Realizing he's out of options, he escapes, determined to find his mother, so she can write a statement saying what really happened. Pretty soon however, he gets pursued by the police and in a rather desperate attempt to stay out of their hands, he kidnaps a 13-year old girl, Tessa. Together they drive through the Netherlands and Belgium to find his mother. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Not everything is love

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31 January 2008 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Elmezavar  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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When Johan gives earrings to Tessa in the car, the sun is behind Johan (driver side). When the camera switches position, the sun is behind Tessa (passenger side). In the outside shot of the car, Johan is in the shadow. See more »

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Lead the way
18 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

First of all, this movie is very well acted. Since this is a dutch movie, I never had heard of the actors before, but seeing them here, proves that they do have what it takes to lead any other movie, too. And it's shot as raw and real as a movie with a theme like this can be shot.

Speaking of which (theme), this movie is anything but easy viewing. But it's pretty ambiguous. Maybe for some it might seem pretty straight(forward), but the ambiguity lies within, what the viewer is supposed to feel in any given moment of the film. Again, Kudos to the actors, who do their best. The script is pretty slick too. Recommended viewing, if you can handle it!


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