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Danny A. Abeckaser
Danny A. Abeckaser,
The Hague-based Europol agent Simon Fox (Morgan C. Jones) leads a troubled life after he accidentally shot and killed a child. Struggling with this trauma Simon is confronted with a secret post-war resistance organization called 'Gladio'. The organization is abused by illustrious politicians in their hunger for power, as a result of which The Netherlands is likely to degenerate into a police state. When it becomes clear that Simon's father established 'Gladio' after the war with very different intentions, Simon is determined to turn the tide..
Finally on demand, I missed it in the theatres, now I could watch it in the 'privacy' of my home.
Not the usual story, not the usual scenery, not the usual actors. Which is good.
Instead of the commonlovestorybackground, the story has political, terrorist and historical undertones.
Not filmed in the very picturesque city of Amsterdam, but filmed in a cold Holland, in a futuristic city -which sometimes is even still under construction- in caves and flat countrysides, which gives great wide views.
The actors were, besides a few familiar faces, all unknown to me, which was a relief, having seen (too) many Dutch films. And they're good! The leading characters are playing great, like they've been colleagues for years already.
Not all the extras are great actors though, but hey, they're extras. ;)
Sometimes too many people know too much and give away too much information, but it helps to understand the story.
The story is frightening. And easy to follow: by long dialogues in the beginning you slowly get sucked into a web of intrigue. And then the movie evolves from a political thriller into an action movie, where you really don't know who's who and what's what. The soundscape gives the final push. I was in!
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