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I got to see the movie on the avant-premiere and got there with mediocre expectations. From what I've seen earlier from Jan Verheyen, director of 'Buitenspel', I think he's representable as the average Belgian movie maker: he works with weak story lines, decent filming and acting. Belgian movie industry isn't doing well.
The film itself only confirmed what I was expecting from it. The plot was never surprising and kind of cheesy, the acting was good enough, and the camera work disappointing. As I had participated in this film as an extra in the crowd, I noticed there had been some severe cutting in the material that was made. Quite a shame.
To summarize: Verheyen does nothing more than delivering a film that deserves nothing more than a 5 out of 10, with some terrible cheesy moments, some nice scenes, but with an awful plot of which the quality only goes downward as the ending approaches.
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