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The Memory of a Killer (2003)

De zaak Alzheimer (original title)
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Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.

Director:

Erik Van Looy

Writers:

Jef Geeraerts (novel), Carl Joos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurien Van den Broeck Laurien Van den Broeck ... Bieke Cuypers
Dirk Roofthooft ... Vader Cuypers
Koen De Bouw ... Eric Vincke
Werner De Smedt Werner De Smedt ... Freddy Verstuyft
Hilde De Baerdemaeker Hilde De Baerdemaeker ... Linda de Leenheer
Geert Van Rampelberg ... Tom Coemans
Jan Decleir ... Angelo Ledda
Patrick Descamps Patrick Descamps ... Gilles Resnais
Anne-Caroline Suberville Anne-Caroline Suberville ... Dienster
Jan Dyck Jan Dyck ... Taxi Driver
Miek Van Bocxtaele Miek Van Bocxtaele ... Receptionist (as Miek Van Bocxstaele)
Deborah Ostrega Deborah Ostrega ... Anja
Gene Bervoets ... Seynaeve
Els Dottermans Els Dottermans ... Eva Van Camp
Lucas Van den Eynde ... Bob Van Camp
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Storyline

Vincke and Verstuyft are one of the best detective teams of the Antwerp police force. When they are confronted with the disappearance of a top official and the murder of two prostitutes, the trail leads to the almost retired assassin Angelo Ledda. Since Ledda starts showing symptoms of Alzheimer's, it's getting more and more difficult to complete his contracts. When he has to murder a 12-year old call-girl, he refuses and becomes a target himself. While Vincke and Verstuyft are chasing him and counting the corpses, Ledda is taking care of his employers. Written by BlackHawk

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

official site | Sony Classics

Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch | French | Flemish

Release Date:

26 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Memory of a Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,254, 28 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$332,015, 6 November 2005
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the first scene in the café, Bieke en Vincke are watching an episode of "Buiten de Zone" (season 2, episode 2: "Kitsch en Kunst"), a highly popular youth series in the 1990s. The actor who plays Bieke's father in the movie, Dirk Roofthooft, appeared several times in this series. See more »

Goofs

When the cops are in the car with Ledda, the cops shoot out the tires. But in a later shot of the rear of the car, the tires are still intact. See more »

Quotes

Jean de Haeck: I wished...
Baron Henri Gustave de Haeck: "I wished" is for old wives. A man says "I want".
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Connections

References Insomnia (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Of Us
Performed by Starsailor
Courtesy of EMI Music Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Played during end credits
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Empty Calories
5 December 2009 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

An old hit man must battle the effects of Alzheimer's disease while staying one step ahead of a corrupt and bureaucratic Belgian police force. Van Looy has created a slickly entertaining film, but in the end it feels like empty calories, with too much style and little substance. The representation of Alzheimer moments using a weird green tint becomes annoying, as it doesn't really serve any purpose. The film moves at a fast clip but loses momentum about two-thirds of the way through and then goes on a bit too long. Decleir gives a good performance as the killer. The running gag about people urinating into the locks of BMWs is meant to be hilarious but is simply lame.


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