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Nothing to Lose (2008)

TBS (original title)
A man convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence.

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Bob Schwarze ...
Joska
Ria Marks ...
Therapeute 1
Karst Woudstra ...
Psychiater
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Advocaat Johan
Romana Vrede ...
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Martijn de Rijk ...
Bewaarder kliniek
Menno Van Beekum ...
Rechter
Roos Ouwehand ...
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Kevin Llewellyn ...
Patiënt 1
Bing Wiersma ...
Patiënt 2
Peter van Bokhorst ...
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Yale Sackman ...
Vriendin Tessa
Pim Lambeau ...
Oma
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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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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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In the beginning of the movie, the Court decides that Johan has to go to the longstay-setting. In reality, it is not the court that takes that decision. It is the Minister of Justice (Minister van Justitie). See more »

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TBS, surprisingly good...
16 January 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I watched TBS as a Sneak Preview in Cinema... I use to go there every week... Sometimes I get very disappointed... But sometimes you're so lucky... ;)

TBS is one of the movies of the latter category... Until recently I wasn't very fond of Dutch movies... They used to have a lot of sex in them, bad acting, bad directing, low quality... But only since two or three months ago I'm starting to change my opinion... TBS is another movie that makes me believe the Dutch can produce quality... Although the plot isn't all too original (an escaped prisoner wants to prove his innocence), the subject of escaping prisoners is quite a resent subject in Holland... The end was kind of unexpected (call me naive) and makes me think this movie might just get a place in my very own gallery of honor... :P The acting is very good... Both Johan and Tessa are very convincing characters... Directing too is done well... Although the movie is not visually stunning, the atmosphere is well set...

Liked it very much... I can really recommend it...

Niels...


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