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Psychological thriller. Geography teacher smuggles a case of heroin for a friend.

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Tim Krabbé (novel), Tim Krabbé (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fedja van Huêt ... Egon
Kim Huffman ... Marcie Nussbaum / Marjoke / Girl at camp-
Marcel Hensema ... Axel / drug baron
Jeroen Willems Jeroen Willems ... Michiel Polak / Journalist
Saskia Temmink Saskia Temmink ... Adriënne / Egon's wife
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Bremer
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Mijnsherenland
Gwen Eckhaus Gwen Eckhaus ... Egon's Mother
Gene Bervoets ... Man in Hotel (as Gène Bervoets)
Kees Hulst Kees Hulst ... Leemberg / School director
Anke Engels Anke Engels ... Margriet
Frank Lammers ... René
Dimme Treurniet Dimme Treurniet ... Bobby
Paul Gieske ... Faas
Irene Slotboom Irene Slotboom ... Hildegonde
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Psychological thriller. For a manipulative childhood friend, a geographer smuggles a suitcase of heroin to an Asian city. The woman he hands the smuggled goods to says, just like him, not to have any experience in the drugs trade. How did these people come to this? Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | French | Thai

Release Date:

27 September 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La cueva See more »

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Dolby Digital

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References AmnesiA (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I Chase The Devil
Written and composed by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Max Romeo
Published by Polygram/Universal
Performed by Max Romeo & The Upsetters
From the album "War Ina Babylon"
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Great film
1 October 2001 | by anonymous-3See all my reviews

Though structured totally different from the book by Tim Krabbé who wrote the original 'The Vanishing' (Spoorloos) it does have the same overall feel, except for that Koolhoven's style is less business-like and more lyric. The beginning is great, the middle is fine, but the sting is in the end. A surprise emotional ending. As you could read in several magazines there is some sex in the film, but it is done all very beautifully. Never explicit, but with lots of warmth and sometimes even humour. It is a shame American films can't be as open an honoust as this one. Where Dutch films tend to go just over the edge when it comes to this subject, 'De Grot' stays always within the boundaries of good taste. 'De Grot' tells an amazing story stretched over more than 30 years. When you'll leave the cinema you'll be moved. What can we ask more of a film? Anyway, this film even gives more....


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