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Off Screen (2005)

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to ... See full summary »

Director:

Pieter Kuijpers

Writer:

Hugo Heinen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeroen Krabbé ... Gerard Wesselinck
Jan Decleir ... John Voerman
Astrid Joosten Astrid Joosten ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Theu Boermans Theu Boermans ... Leo Verkerk
Marjon Brandsma Marjon Brandsma ... Elly Voerman
Aat Ceelen Aat Ceelen ... Colleague John
Chris Comvalius Chris Comvalius ... Heleen Wagemakers
Gijs de Lange Gijs de Lange ... Paul Kruiswijck
Sjoerd Dragtsma Sjoerd Dragtsma ... Jongen in de bus
Turan Furat Turan Furat ... Security guard
Janni Goslinga Janni Goslinga ... Anna Voerman
Damien Hope Damien Hope ... Youngster in bus
Robbie Kensmil Robbie Kensmil ... Security guard
Han Kerckhoffs Han Kerckhoffs ... Driver of Mr. Wesselinck (as Han Kerckhof)
Emma Kuijpers Emma Kuijpers ... John's granddaughter
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Storyline

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to warn people about a large-scale fraud, aimed at brainwashing consumers by means of widescreen TV sets. In the film, we find out about John's preliminary frustrations, his bizarre encounter with Philips head of Sound&Vision Gerard Wesselinck, their impossible friendship, rivalry and John's armed attempt to force the executive to do penance in public. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

3 February 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ektos eleghou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$998,041
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Better than currently rated
7 February 2005 | by M-46See all my reviews

I had high expectations of this movie, everybody in The Netherlands was shocked when they heard the news that a man took a building and the people in it hostage. Sometimes the movie is quite confusing you do not always know what is real, at the end it becomes clear. Probably the reason why the rating is so low. But it tells the story about the man who takes people hostage and how he comes to his act and justifies it. I think they did a great job in trying to tell the story behind this man. You even start feeling for this guy. I gave it a 7 out of 10. Go see it, it is worth it. Jeroen Krabbé was good as ever and I also liked Jan Decleir. Both are very good and experienced actors. Definitely no waste of time.


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