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The Prime Minister (2016)

De Premier (original title)
The Belgian prime minister is kidnapped. If he wants to be released, he must murder the American president.


Erik Van Looy


Erik Van Looy (scenario), Carl Joos (scenario) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Koen De Bouw ... Prime Minister
Tine Reymer Tine Reymer ... Christine
Charlotte Vandermeersch ... Eva
Dirk Roofthooft ... The Chief
Stijn Van Opstal ... The Driver
Saskia Reeves ... US President
Adam Godley ... Chief of Security
Willy Thomas Willy Thomas ... Paul
Wim Willaert ... Luc
Katelijne Damen Katelijne Damen ... Doctor
Jeroen Van der Ven Jeroen Van der Ven ... Protocol Assistant
Isabelle van Hecke Isabelle van Hecke ... Member of Opposition
Nathan Wiley ... Secret Service Agent
Marcel Hensema ... Eurocommissioner
Hein van der Heijden Hein van der Heijden ... Eurocommissioner


The Belgian prime minister is kidnapped. If he wants to be released, he must murder the American president.

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Dutch | Flemish | English

Release Date:

26 October 2016 (Belgium) See more »

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Besides being a well known film maker in Belgium (and the USA, see The Loft), Erik van Looy also hosts the immensely popular television show 'De Slimste Mens ter Wereld' (The smartest person in the world). See more »


In Belgium, the rear license plate is the 'official' one from the DMV (DIV in Dutch). This is visible through a mark on the plate. This is never visible on the Volvo XC90 with license plate A2, indicating this is a copy and not a real one. See more »

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Credibility of a Movie in a foreign language
7 December 2016 | by rene-124-236351See all my reviews

My girlfriend (43 years) left the movie (crying) around minute 43 (I can be more specific about the fragment, if needed, but I supported her by leaving together). She couldn't anymore make the difference between "reality and fiction". Before you shall say "Your poor Belgian people", see the movie and evaluate it. Although I have to say that "some special moments" are typical for our Country (which I love = those fragments :-). Therefore I went a second time without her, to watch the whole scene. This is contributed to the "regisseur Erik Van Looy". Before the end of my 10 lines of text, which are needed for your "automatic machine" to cope with my "humble opinion", I shall produce more inappropriate text, like "this movie was sponsored by our government for 5 mio euro's", which is also the budget for 1 moment of a typical soap series... The main actor (Koen De Bouw) declared that the most difficult part of 56 days of takes, was to be believed in his anxiousness. Also therefore, my girlfriend left the movie at half :-) René Steurs, out of Belgium.

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