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Beck - De gesloten kamer (1992)

A police officer investigates the case of a man shot dead in a room locked from the inside. A suicide? Then where's the gun?


Jacob Bijl


Maj Sjöwall (novel), Per Wahlöö (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Decleir ... Beck
Els Dottermans Els Dottermans ... Monita
Warre Borgmans Warre Borgmans ... Winter / Waterman
Julie Mennes Julie Mennes ... Lisa
Jakob Beks Jakob Beks ... Fisher
Marc Peeters Marc Peeters ... Colbert
Christian van Acker Christian van Acker ... Vandenstene
Marc Van Eeghem Marc Van Eeghem ... De Smedt
Paul Wuyts Paul Wuyts ... Moss
Jo Dua Jo Dua ... Boeykens
Sien Eggers ... Ella (as Stien Eggers)
Geert de Jong Geert de Jong ... Roza Moreels
Ingrid De Vos Ingrid De Vos ... Anatoom patologe
Ilse Uitterlinden Ilse Uitterlinden ... Balsam
Josse De Pauw ... Gilles


A police officer investigates the case of a man shot dead in a room locked from the inside. A suicide? Then where's the gun?

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Director's Nightmare - Great Acting
22 June 2000 | by Joyce HauchartSee all my reviews

Directors are human too. This movie was first planned to be filmed in Scandinavia, after fund problems it was relocated to Belgium in a Dutch-Belgian co-production. The new producer, Ralf Boumans, died during pre-production. A third producer was found, Antonino Lombardo. Meanwhile Jacob Bijl, director, was trying to contract good actors and technicians. He found the best actor in Belgium, Jan Decleir to play Martin Beck.

Finally there was a release date, which unfortunately coincided with the movie Daens. This film was Oscar nominated for best foreign movie and shown in every theater.(Best movie the Belgians ever made) But what about Bijl's ambitions? His release date was postponed, then the cinema proprietor, almost bankrupt, was not allowed to show the movie due to debts. The film was finally shown. It played non advertised for one week at 10 PM at night during two weeks in Belgium.

Jacob Bijl worked 10 years on this project, to see it flop, due to circumstances beyond his control. People who have seen this picture on TV say, great movie. It's true. It is perfect for people who like plain detective stories and show us the ambitions of Martin Beck in the best atmosphere Sjöwall and Wahlöö could have wished. I'm not saying this, Maj Sjöwall did.

One advice: rent his movie and enjoy great acting, also by Dottermans. Afterwards remember how this film came to your screen.

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Netherlands | Belgium



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2 September 1993 (Netherlands) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

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Filmcase, Prime Time See more »
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