6.4/10
1,881
8 user 22 critic

Black Out (2012)

Trailer
2:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

After ruthless gangsters wrongfully accuse him of stealing from them, a retired criminal has 24 hours to creep back into his past life and retrieve a bag of coke before his fiancée is killed.

Director:

Arne Toonen

Writers:

Gerben Hellinga (novel), Melle Runderkamp (story) | 5 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Marlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe
Kleine Teun (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Farmer Brand can't read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television, isn't. She decides to hire a teacher for him. This is a ... See full summary »

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Annet Malherbe, Ariane Schluter
Ober (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A downtrodden waiter decides to take up matters with the screenwriter determined to make him suffer.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Jaap Spijkers
Wolf I (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A promising kickboxer struggles to resist the temptations of a life of crime.

Director: Jim Taihuttu
Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Chemseddine Amar, Steef Cuijpers
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman
The Dress (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An artist, a school girl, a maid, a train conductor and a business executive are drawn into a great wheel of misfortune as all their lives are touched by the existence of one very particular summer dress.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky
Blackout IV (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.

Director: Rigoberto Castañeda
Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Aidan Gillen, Armie Hammer
Blackout (1978)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Thriller about four sadistic criminals who, after escaping during a transfer, take over a posh Manhattan apartment complex and start looting and terrorizing its occupants during New York City's famous 1977 blackout.

Director: Eddy Matalon
Stars: James Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda Montgomery
Blackout (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

There is a Power Cut in the UK for a week and this is a Docu-Drama about that.

Director: Ben Chanan
Stars: Jemima Abey, Maisie Abraham, Faraz Ayub
Voyeur (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek
Rabat (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.

Directors: Victor D. Ponten, Jim Taihuttu
Stars: Nadia Kounda, Achmed Akkabi, Mohamed Benbrahim
Grimm (2003)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain... See full summary »

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Teresa Berganza, Johan Leysen, Halina Reijn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Thiry ... Jos Vreeswijk
Kim van Kooten ... Caroline
Bas Keijzer Bas Keijzer ... Bobbie
Renée Fokker ... Coca Inez (as Renee Fokker)
Edmond Classen Edmond Classen ... Charles
Katja Schuurman ... Charity
Birgit Schuurman Birgit Schuurman ... Petra
Willie Wartaal ... Wally
Kempi Kempi ... Björn
Simon Armstrong ... Vlad
Ursul de Geer Ursul de Geer ... Rudolf
Alex van Warmerdam ... André
Marwan Kenzari ... Youssef (as Marwan Kenzari)
Robert de Hoog ... Gianni
Horace Cohen ... Rex
Edit

Storyline

On the day before his wedding, retired criminal Jos wakes up next to a murdered man with no recollection of what happened the night before. He soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as the lone suspect in the theft of 20 kilos of coke. He's got to get it back in 24 hours, or the life of his bride will be in serious danger. Now he has no choice but to creep back into his dangerous old world of petty thieves and drug dealers - all before his wedding the next day. Written by Music Box Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Out - Eine Leiche auf Reisen See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€117,816 (Netherlands), 29 January 2012, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Birgit Schuurman is married to the director, Arne Toonen. Nonetheless, Arne made her and her famous sister Katja Schuurman audition for their parts. See more »

Connections

References Foxy Brown (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good crime/comedy period!
12 August 2012 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

Black Out is a Dutch crime comedy a la Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.Which is one of the strongest points in the movie and at the same time could be seen as weak ones since some scenes are direct copies.In stead of heavily criticising or bashing like most Dutch viewers did I actually applaud this effort.Sure this is no masterpiece.But it is a huge step in the right direction.Copy or not,this movie will be appealing to a larger audience outside The Netherlands and in my eyes that is a good thing.The director Arne Toonen of this movie shows he has talent and skill.It's obvious he still has a lot to improve on craft wise but I have no doubt he will manage to do so.Using older experienced actors opposite a younger cast is almost brilliant.Too bad he did not make more use of them.Some characters were screaming for more screen attention.I am not entirely sure about Simon Armstrong as Vlad.He was interesting as the main villain.But somehow a little over the top compared to the others in this film.It would have worked better if more characters and scenes would have been outrageous and absurd as well.The film was begging for it.Yet it remained subtle and calm in places where excess was needed.Overall though I found this to be a very enjoyable experience and honestly think that Black Out (2012) deserves a little more recognition.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed