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Dutch road-rage thriller ‘Tailgate’ snags US buyer

Dutch road-rage thriller ‘Tailgate’ snags US buyer
The film is being sold at AFM Online by Montreal-based Attraction.

Dutch road-rage thriller Tailgate has snagged a US buyer at the start of AFM Online.

The film is to be released in the States by Film Movement in a deal announced by Montreal-based sales outfit Attraction.

Scripted and directed by Lodewijk Crijns, Tailgate (aka Bumperkleef) was produced by Topkapi Films in the Netherlands in co-production with Belgian outfit Savage Film.

It was released locally in 2019 becoming a popular and critical success, with the Dutch film critics’ circle voting it Dutch film of the year.

Tailgate sees a Dutch family
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Tailgate Review – FrightFest 2020

Tailgate Review – FrightFest 2020
Every now and then, a particularly ferocious type of thriller comes along that knocks everyone for six; even the most weathered horror fan struggles to play dumb. The sort of film that’s so densely drenched in dread that it leaves you jumping, barking, screaming along with the characters and begging for some level of respite, that you just know will likely never come. Enter Dutch nerve-shredder Tailgate, a road-rage movie on a mission to make sure you never look at a white van in the same way again.

Also known by the even catchier Bumperkleef in its native Netherlands, Lodewijk Crijns’ thriller kicks off a bit like Spielberg’s Duel, with extra oomph. Hyper-macho family man Hans (Jeroen Spitzenberger) picks a fight where he probably shouldn’t, but the result is far from a casual fender-bender, when the wronged party (Willem de Wolf’s ‘Ed’) doesn’t just give chase,
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Tailgate - Jennie Kermode - 16324

Tailgate - Jennie Kermode - 16324
Mention a film in which a car driver falls foul of the driver of a larger vehicle, who won't stop pursuing him, and most people will immediately think of Stephen Spielberg's Duel. This film, however, really could not be more different. It's set on the busy roads of the Netherlands, where other vehicles are rarely out of sight. The car driver has his wife and children with him and the dispute is, at least to an extent, clearly the car driver's fault.

That driver is Hans (Jeroen Spitzenberger), already in a bad mood when his journey begins because his daughters have taken ages to get organised, his wife keeps asking for a few more minutes and he doesn't want to think about how annoyed his mum will be with him if they're late. It shouldn't be a very long drive but with traffic, you never can tell. Whenever gaps open up.
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Frightfest 2020: ‘Tailgate’ Review

Frightfest 2020: ‘Tailgate’ Review
Stars: Jeroen Spitzenberger, Anniek Pheifer, Roosmarijn van der Hoek, Liz Vergeer, Willem de Wolf, Truus te Selle, Hubert Fermin, Tim Linde | Written and Directed by Lodewijk Crijns

Hans is a self-confident, cocksure man who decides to visit his parents on the other side of the country. With his wife and two young daughters along for the ride, the road trip goes well. Until a road raging, traffic fight with a weird van driver causes a major family upset. Ed, the van driver, wants revenge and follows the family making their journey an assault course death trap. With Hans’ ego on maximum overdrive, he starts to lose control of himself as Ed pushes every fearful and vulnerable button.

It’s safe to say I’ve very much been looking forward to seeing Tailgate, it’s a film thats not only been on my radar for some time but the filmmakers, upon
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