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A man convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence.

Director:

Pieter Kuijpers

Writers:

Paul Jan Nelissen (scenario), Pieter Kuijpers (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Maassen ... Johan
Lisa Smit ... Tessa
Bob Schwarze Bob Schwarze ... Joska
Ria Marks Ria Marks ... Therapeute 1
Karst Woudstra Karst Woudstra ... Psychiater
Flip Filz ... Advocaat Johan
Romana Vrede ... Begeleidster kliniek
Martijn de Rijk Martijn de Rijk ... Bewaarder kliniek
Menno Van Beekum Menno Van Beekum ... Rechter
Roos Ouwehand Roos Ouwehand ... Therapeute 2
Kevin Llewellyn Kevin Llewellyn ... Patiënt 1
Bing Wiersma Bing Wiersma ... Patiënt 2
Peter van Bokhorst Peter van Bokhorst ... Autoverkoper
Yale Sackman Yale Sackman ... Vriendin Tessa
Pim Lambeau Pim Lambeau ... Oma
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Storyline

Johan, convicted for the murder of his father and sister, has been locked up in a TBS clinic (a hospital for criminals with a psychical disorder) for years. When he hears he will be transfered to a Long Stay ward - where nobody has ever been released from - he hopes his mother, who he hasn't spoken for years, will come to his hearing so she can tell the judge he didn't murder his sister, that his father abused him and was about to abuse his sister and that Johan therefore killed his father. However, his mother doesn't turn up. Realizing he's out of options, he escapes, determined to find his mother, so she can write a statement saying what really happened. Pretty soon however, he gets pursued by the police and in a rather desperate attempt to stay out of their hands, he kidnaps a 13-year old girl, Tessa. Together they drive through the Netherlands and Belgium to find his mother. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Not everything is love

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | French

Release Date:

31 January 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Elmezavar See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€143,836 (Netherlands), 3 February 2008, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pupkin Film,BNN TV See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the Court decides that Johan has to go to the longstay-setting. In reality, it is not the court that takes that decision. It is the Minister of Justice (Minister van Justitie). See more »

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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #5.63 (2010) See more »

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Wow, I am impressed
26 January 2008 | by Sunny-22See all my reviews

Wow, I am impressed. I watched the movie at the premiere in Rotterdam and it really hit me like a hammer. The film isn't about shootouts ans cold blooded murder. Its more a tension, you don't know what is going to happen next. Standup comedian Maassen carries the movie without being funny, although there are a few comic relief moments. Lisa Smit plays a perfect naive 13 year old. Together they search for the truth. Is the man innocent or not? I see a remake in this. The director Pieter Verhoef made also Dennis P. and Van God Los, he is really into crime. But in his movies crime isn't black and white. We see also the good aspects of the criminal. In TBS we see that there are more sides to one story.


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