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"22 mei" (original title)

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A bomb explodes in a shopping mall. Sam the security agent tries to save the victims, but at the end he runs off. Later he encounters all the people he saved. They all think that somehow he is responsible for what happened.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Titus De Voogdt ...
Nico Degeest
Wim Willaert ...
Wim
Sam Louwyck ...
Sam
Jan Hammenecker ...
Jan
Norman Baert ...
Norman
François Beukelaers ...
Salesman
Tristan Versteven ...
Tristan
Barbara Callewaert ...
Sandra Lauwaert
Mireille Verboomen ...
Wife Jan
Gunter Lamoot ...
Gunter
Sebastien Dewaele ...
Sebastien
Marsha Gordon ...
Mother Nico
Helga Nullens ...
Wife Wim
Bernadette Damman ...
Homeless woman
David Ameye ...
Friend steffi
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Sam wakes up, gets ready and goes to do his daily job. And then the unexpected happens. A bomb explodes in the center of the shopping mall where he works. He drags himself towards the entrance to save the victims. One by one he pulls them out, until something terrible takes place. In complete hysteria he runs off till he falls down from exhaustion. A woman's voice makes him raise his head. She's one of the victims he saved. She wants to know why the suicide bomber did it. This encounter projects him back in history and even in a surreal world. Thereafter he runs into everyone he saved and feels that their defeat shows many parallels with his own. Even his confrontation with the wrongdoer isn't that straightforward as he thought it would be and confronts him with the fact that guilt and innocence can be pretty much alike. Written by Anonymous

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How your life can change in the blink of an eye.


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Art-house cinema at its most extreme
20 November 2010 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This film doesn't have a plot to speak of, it has very little dialogue, it switches from reality to dreamlike sequences of subconscious or imagined events. Most of the time I was wondering what exactly I was watching, how I should interpret the images and what the film maker was trying to tell me.

The 'story' is about a security guard at a shopping center, who survives a bomb explosion and unravels the stories of the other witnesses and victims. The film starts off quite impressively: we see the guard leaving home for work, doing his job and panicking after the explosion. But after that the film slows down, becomes confusing and fails in engaging the viewer. I couldn't help thinking: where does all this nonsense lead us to? There are a few positive points. The locations are superb (we see mostly ugly and timeless cityscapes) and the cinematography is beautiful. And you could argue that this is an intriguing movie which invites the audience not to take everything immediately for granted. In this respect, some people might enjoy it. But I suspect this is a small group.


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