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The Host (2020)

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A opportunity arises for Robert Atkinson, a London banker who risks his bank's money to leave the mundane behind to start a new life.

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Andy Newbery

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Finola Geraghty (screenplay by), Brendan Bishop (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maryam Hassouni ... Vera Tribbe
Mike Beckingham ... Robert Atkinson
Dougie Poynter ... Steve Atkinson
Nigel Barber ... Herbert Summers
Suan-Li Ong ... Jun Hui
Togo Igawa ... Lau Hoi Ho
Daniël Boissevain ... Albert Tribbe
Tom Wu ... Yong
Derek Jacobi ... Dr. Hobson
Jeroen Krabbé ... Vera's Father
Fabian Jansen ... Chief Vanderbilt
Reinout Bussemaker ... Gerrie
Dominic Keating ... Benjamin
Margo Stilley ... Sarah
Ruby Turner Ruby Turner ... Herself
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A chance opportunity arises for Robert Atkinson, a London banker who risks his bank's money to leave the mundane behind and start a new life. To take advantage, he unwittingly signs up with a Chinese cartel to transport a briefcase to Amsterdam. But all is not as it seems in a city veiled by dark secrets. Fuelled by power players, drugs, seduction and violence, Robert awaits his turn in a deadly game of choice and consequence.

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Rated R for some bloody violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Host See more »

Filming Locations:

Amsterdam, Netherlands See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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A silly film that never meets it's potential
18 January 2020 | by saidintimeSee all my reviews

This film looks good with London and Amsterdam locations, has some good performances, but is seriously let down by a fragmented and disjointed story. What starts as a thriller turns into a horror film about half way through, it's like watching two separate movies in the one.

This film had potential, all the film-makers needed to do was keep the plot consistent. The whole experience is ultimately unrewarding and disappointing. Perhaps they were trying to make it quirky, but it just comes across as silly.

This film is best avoided.


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