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Left Bank (2008)

Linkeroever (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 26 March 2008 (Belgium)
When Marie moves into her boyfriend's apartment, she uncovers a disturbing mystery.

Director:

Pieter Van Hees
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Credited cast:
Eline Kuppens Eline Kuppens ... Marie
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Bob
Sien Eggers ... Bieke
Marilou Mermans Marilou Mermans ... Jeanne
Frank Vercruyssen ... Gilbert
Robbie Cleiren Robbie Cleiren ... Dokter Verbeke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Becquart ... Hella
Tinneke Boonen Tinneke Boonen ... Tinneke - loopster 2
Sara De Bosschere Sara De Bosschere ... Veerle
Jamahl Boukriss Jamahl Boukriss ... Verkoper (as Jamahl Boukhriss)
Siska Bouwen Siska Bouwen ... Katrien
Gauthier De Boulle Gauthier De Boulle ... Baby dream
Tom Dewispelaere ... Dirk
Darya Gantura ... Dunja (as Darya Kuznetsova)
Bert Haelvoet ... Agent Bob
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In Antwerp, Marie is a world-class runner at 22, with a general air of discontent. She learns she has chronic fatigue syndrome and must stop training for a month. At the track she's met Bobby, an archer, and they start a relationship. Bobby invites her to stay with him while recovering: he lives at West Bank, three tall blocks of flats built on an isolated plot. Marie's mom doesn't like the arrangement, Marie is soon vomiting, and she learns that the previous tenant in Bobby's flat disappeared leaving notes about the building's cellar and photos of the area before West Bank was built. The missing woman's boyfriend visits one day. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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First chapter of Pieter Van Hees's trilogy 'Anatomy of Love and Pain'. Was followed by Dirty Mind (2009) and Waste Land (2014). See more »

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An Unusual Horror Treat from Belgium
18 November 2010 | by evileyereviewsSee all my reviews

Set in a region of Antwerp with a dark Medieval past, the mood of this flick is one of which the sun would not rather spill its radiance upon, instead hiding behind of wall of cloudy gloom, infinitely waiting for the darkness below to pass such that it can make its tardy appearance. It has been a long wait, and this flick offers no reprieve. Instead, this tale is of the seedy underbelly of ineffable undertakings, and our heroine must learn first hand of that which is best left on the other side. Eline Kuppens does just that in her commendable debut, laudably including enough skin to impress a taxidermist. This atmospheric horror from Belgium, a place not known for great horror, is the exception to its usually mediocrity, crafting stories of past times into a sweet little cringer. Maybe this country, known more for its border intrusive neighbors, is set upon changing its stale cinematic presence. Whether the exception or the vanguard, Left Bank is an unusual treat from an even more unusual source. Merci beaucoup.

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Flemish

Release Date:

26 March 2008 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Left Bank See more »

Filming Locations:

Deurne, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

EUR600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$372,486
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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