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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 Wagter
Kim Huffman ... Marcie Nussbaum
Marcel Hensema ... Axel van de Graaf
Jeroen Willems Jeroen Willems ... Michiel Polak
Saskia Temmink Saskia Temmink ... Adriënne
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
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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Official Sites:

De Grot | Get reel productions

Country:

Netherlands

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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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Color
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References AmnesiA (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Mississippi
Written and composed by Werner Theunissen
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Performedy by Pussycat
From the album "Mississippi"
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A must-see
28 August 2001 | by Joost KoningSee all my reviews

De Grot is a very good film. The great plot comes from the novel by Tim Krabbé, who also adapted this story for the screen. Some really top-class acting, not only by Van Huêt, but especially by Marcel Hensema, who mostly did TV-work prior to his performance of Axel van de Graaf. The film seems to kick of as a thriller, and sets an excellent mood. Then we start to learn about Egon Wagter and Axel van de Graaf, and the story is revealed bit by bit in a very compelling flash-back structure, which adds to the more romantic aspect and the character-driven drama of the movie. In the end this all culminates into an emotional ending, that will grab audiences by their throats. Make sure you know as little as possible about the plot when you are going to see this movie. A must-see, especially if you liked 'Spoorloos' (The Vanishing's original screen adaptation).


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