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The Bouncer (2018)

Lukas (original title)
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A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.

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Julien Leclercq

Writer:

Jérémie Guez (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Lukas
Sami Bouajila ... Maxim Zeroual
Sveva Alviti ... Lisa Zaccherini
Sam Louwyck Sam Louwyck ... Jan Dekkers
Kevin Janssens ... Geert
Kaaris Kaaris ... Omar
Alice Verset Alice Verset ... Sarah
Dimitri 'Vegas' Thivaios ... Agresseur boîte de nuit
Damien Buffard Damien Buffard ... Chimiste hollandais
Maria Bortot Maria Bortot ... Institutrice de Sarah
Manou Kersting ... Intermédiaire antiquaire
Eric Castex Eric Castex ... Homme de main Zeroual
Carlos Schram Carlos Schram ... Homme Zeroual 2
Olivier Prémel Olivier Prémel ... Homme Zeroual 3
Laurent D'Elia Laurent D'Elia ... Patron night-club
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Storyline

The hero independently raises his little daughter and works as a security guard in a nightclub. Work is simple, enough to live. At night, he is on duty, and during the day he can communicate with the girl, because he loves her so much. Once in a bar, a terrible fight takes place, the hero has to intervene, but the consequences were sad. As a result, he finds himself in a police station, and then he is sentenced to prison. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Language:

French | English | Flemish | Dutch | Italian

Release Date:

22 August 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$272,817 (France), 24 September 2018, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film is a radical and artistic change in JCVD's filmography, a dark, gloomy, violent film. See more »

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Double surprise gotcha - good acting and camera work
14 January 2019 | by big_brother_1984See all my reviews

So the out-of-luck tough guy falls in with the bad guys, and has to sustain his sweet lil' daughter, eh? Usually, such a story would be a recipe for disaster, especially when the movie stars a former action hero who's too old do any real action.

To my everlasting surprise, this one is neither cheesy nor predictable or boring. It's simply a very good movie. The slower approach results in a realistic appeal, even though it suffers from the "blockbuster" orange-and-teal color grading. The gunshots sound like the real thing - and cars don't explode on impact.

At the end I was saddened that it only runs 90 minutes. Highly recommended for the JCVD's performance alone, let's hope they keep this coming.


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