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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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Thriller

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch | Flemish | English

Release Date:

26 October 2016 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prime Minister See more »

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Color:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Strong plot
8 November 2016 | by Victoria DevlooSee all my reviews

I did not expect too much from this film, but I was pleasantly surprised. Erik Van Looy did a good job on this one. The film takes you on a ride, right from the start, no boring moments. The superb acting from Koen De Bouw makes it very interesting to watch. You will have to guess until the end where the plot is going. 10 minutes before the end, I thought I would be disappointed with how I thought it would end,- because I don't like open, half finished ends,- but they did manage to give it a proper ending, good! If you don't like bloody, raw films, this is probably not the one to watch for you. Otherwise, go and watch this one!


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