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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.

Director:

Erik Van Looy

Writers:

Erik Van Looy (scenario), Carl Joos (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch | Flemish | English

Release Date:

26 October 2016 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

In Belgium, the license plate 'A2' is reserved for the prime minister; 'A1' is for the president of Belgian parliament ('Chamber of Representatives'), '1' (without a preceding letter) is reserved for the king/queen. See more »

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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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A thrilling journey of 1 decisive bullet
18 January 2017 | by jarno-maertensSee all my reviews

This new movie from director Erik Van Looy is honestly one of the most well made movies ever made in Belgium. It takes the usual Belgian movie tropes but also adds a lot of American influences. There are a lot of unexpected twists that add to the social commentary of the current political climate. Besides this, the performance from main lead Koen De Bouw is astounding. Together with the amazing soundtrack the movie has a lot of suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat, never checking my phone or anything. You are really enthralled into the story. The best character in the movie is by far the Driver who is not all that meets the eye. In the end this is a really well made thriller suitable for a wide audience that will grip you till the end.


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