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Shades (1999)

Shades is a film about (imaginary) Belgian serial killer Freddy Lebecq which producer Max Vogel, a former lawyer, is determined to make into an internationally co-produced, relatively big ... See full summary »

Director:

Erik Van Looy

Writers:

Paul Breuls, Guy Lee Thys (screenplay based on his novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Paul S. Sullivan
Gene Bervoets ... Max Vogel
Andrew Howard ... Dylan Cole
Mireille Leveque Mireille Leveque ... Michelle Miller
Jan Decleir ... Freddy Lebecq
Mike Verdrengh Mike Verdrengh ... Harry Koning
Hilde Van Mieghem ... Cathy
Tom Van Bauwel ... Mark Vandenbroeck
Rudolph Segers ... Crazy Mike (as Rudolf Segers)
Koen De Bouw ... Bob
Luk D'Heu Luk D'Heu ... Van Riet
Filip Peeters ... Weber
Sally-Jane Van Hoorenbeeck Sally-Jane Van Hoorenbeeck ... Lily
Gert Lahousse Gert Lahousse ... Peter
Tine Reymer Tine Reymer ... Bianca
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Storyline

Shades is a film about (imaginary) Belgian serial killer Freddy Lebecq which producer Max Vogel, a former lawyer, is determined to make into an internationally co-produced, relatively big budget-production Hollywood style, with a director from the States. To that end he cuts deals with and often behind the backs of just about everybody, including Lebeq -who has the book rights-, his lawyer who hopes to use proceeds donated to the relatives to facilitate early release, even the victims, always trying to get the media circus to yield priceless publicity. However not only the lead actor proves a loose canon, even Lebecq ends up killing his lawyer and escaping, when he believes the movie is hurting his case ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

15 October 1999 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Reflexos de um Assassino See more »

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Production Co:

Corsan, Great Cat See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Director Erik Van Looy is an avid RAFC supporter (a club in Belgian second division) and he likes to mention this in interviews and put tiny references in his movies (in "De Zaak Alzheimer" for example he made Gene Bervoets whistle the club anthem). In Shades you hear an announcement over the car radio saying the first (new) derby between RAFC and rival club Germinal Beerschot ended 3-0. Wishful thinking on the part of Van Looy as it turned out, because the game (played in 2000) ended 1-2. See more »

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Funny Belgian movie
29 November 2003 | by PeteGrahamSee all my reviews

The film stars Mickey Rourke as a director on a foreign low-budget flick, that covers the story of a famous serial killer. Things get messy and interesting when the media, co-producers, and the real serial killer want a piece of the action. There is some good acting and the movie has this artificial light which works really well in this kind of movie in movie concept.


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