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Black Out (2012)

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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 »
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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
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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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Out - Eine Leiche auf Reisen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,749, 23 February 2014

Gross USA:

$2,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$388,465
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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good effort trying to make a Tarantino styled flick
23 July 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Not bad, not bad at all, with a bit of humor here and there coming from Willie Wartaal from the hip-hop band De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig. It is stated as the Dutch Tarantino but I wont go that far. Therefor we don't have enough blood and nudity. In fact, there isn't any flesh to see in Black Out.

The editing was rather good and it is in fact that part with the voice over that refers to the Tarantino style. It isn't a grindhouse or an exploitation. It's just a flick about mobsters. What also is worth mentioning is the make-up used for the death people and surely for the corpse at the beginning of this flick.

You will see some references to Pulp Fiction and of course the two nasty girls also brings back the Kill Bill feeling but for me those two girls didn't work out here in Black Out. They never are the though rough girls going out for a kill. I would like to mention the performance of Raymond Thiry (Jos Vreeswijk), he really was believable.

Good story and acting, well filmed and edited (the accident with the car of Jos and a police car is worth mentioning). Never as brutal as a Tarantino flick but still it offers a few good scene's and situations.

Gore 1,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 1,5/5


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