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Leak 2000 (2000)

Lek (original title)
Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean van de Velde

Writers:

Simon de Waal, Jan van Daalen (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Eddy
Ricky Koole ... Ria
Thomas Acda ... Franco
Victor Löw ... Jack
Gijs Scholten van Aschat Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Ferdinand de Wit
Lou Landré ... politiechef Berg
Jacob Derwig ... Patrick
Ton Kas ... Haveman
Jacqueline Blom Jacqueline Blom ... Gynaecologe
Loes Wouterson Loes Wouterson ... Wachtcommandant
Ad Knippels Ad Knippels ... Agent Erik
Mohammed Azaay Mohammed Azaay ... Agent Suat (as Mohammed Azzay)
Kees Boot ... Agent Kees
Rob Bartels Rob Bartels ... Agent
Ben Ramakers Ben Ramakers ... Agent Henk
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Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced into obtaining secret information from a childhood friend turned gangster. The childhood friend turns informant. But his revelations are hardly the most important "leaks" in the story. In fact, the new relationship between old friends goes all wrong, and the young policeman becomes increasingly involved in a deadly web of lies, crimes, treason, and revenge, all seemingly out of control. Written by up and out

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EERLIJK DUURT HET KORTST

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Referenced in Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) See more »

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Decent Dutch genre movie.
23 May 2001 | by libertyvalanceSee all my reviews

I must say I quite enjoyed this film from Jean van de Velde. His script is far from original, to be sure, but it has a lot going for it. Victor Löw is entertaining as the driven friend from hell whose reappearance in a young policeman's life changes the destination of all concerned. Cas Jansen has the innocent looks his character requires and, although a bit tame in the beginning, he gets better as the film progresses to its inevitable violent conclusion. There are several more than adequate action scenes for the fans to enjoy: my favourite is the one where two hitmen chase the young cop through an animal sanctuary where he is forced to use the cover of some horses to get away clean. Production values are above standard although you better don't hold your breath if you want to wait for some original camerawork. The attraction of Lek, I believe, lies in the director's willingness to give the audience what it wants. There are some nasty, violent set pieces that will delight the hard core cop thriller freaks. As far as brainless entertainment goes, this is as good as anything made in Hong Kong these days.


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Official Sites:

Lek Film

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

27 April 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Amsterdam Blue See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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