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

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Jim Taihuttu

Writer:

Jim Taihuttu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marwan Kenzari ... Majid
Chems Eddine Amar ... Adil (as Chems Eddine Amar)
Steef Cuijpers ... Foreman Flower Auction
Raymond Thiry ... Ben
Nasrdin Dchar Nasrdin Dchar ... Hamza
Jacob Derwig ... Prohibation Officer
Bo Maerten Bo Maerten ... Tessa
Aziz Akazim Aziz Akazim ... Vleermuis
Werner Kolf ... Sergio
Mustafa Duygulu ... Baris
Cahit Ölmez Cahit Ölmez ... Hakan
Lodi Remmen Lodi Remmen ... Opponent's coach
Fouad Mourigh Fouad Mourigh ... Reda
Rutger Raateland Rutger Raateland ... Police Officer
Mohammed Azaay Mohammed Azaay ... Barry
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Majid is a talented kick boxer from a gray, anonymous suburb in The Netherlands. As his fighting prowess brings him increasing notoriety in-and outside the ring, the worlds of kickboxing and organized crime begin to blur into each another and Maj id begins to lose sight of what it is he really wants. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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The movie was filmed in the Dutch city of Utrecht in the neighboorhood Kanaleneiland what is in real life a neighboorhood known for much crime and with much immigrants See more »

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Under a one society every action is so distinct.
2 June 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Like many saying this must be the best ever Dutch movie. At least from the list I have seen so far. The movie surprised me from the every corner with the great cast and powerful performances. Made me to think like I am on a right movie at a right time. Yeah, the subject was quite a strong as the title indicates, though it was not that brutal yet enjoyable.

A movie that depicts the social lives of the different ethical groups who endeavor power to rule and to lead sustainable lives. It was a crime-cum-sport-drama, but took all the time to build a better platform for the last quarter of the movie. In the initial hour the story was well developed with fine characters and leaves nothing behind you to carry a bag of doubts. The boxing concept would have not been a necessary, though politely blended into the mainstream story just like the Korean movie 'Punch'.

The main character Majid was good. This is the character that encounters everything in the story like emotions and conflicts in his unpleasant life. When his family and romantic life was not arranged properly, he got a slot to rewrite his social life and he has to act tough regarding the approach he chose. The tale of his gang was quite predictable, especially the twist that coming from that way was as expected. Then what makes this movie so special? Well, all together like a multi-face of a character that reshapes according to the situation was displayed precisely. Not only the actors, but praisable job was done by the writer and the director. This underworld and multi-cultural story is definitely not for everyone for many reasons. This could be a perfect entertainer if you take lightly everything you going to see. Overall one of a better movie of the year from this geographical region.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Arabic | French | Turkish | English

Release Date:

19 September 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$310,005
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1 (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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