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Dusk (2010)

Schemer (original title)
The haunting search to discover why fifteen-year old Jessie was murdered by her closest friends.

Director:

Hanro Smitsman

Writer:

Anjet Daanje
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Cast

Cast overview:
Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen ... Caesar
Gaite Jansen ... Jessie
Roos Netjes ... Ilse
Robert de Hoog ... Mick
Gerson Oratmangoen ... Rico
Melody Klaver ... Frauk
Roos Ouwehand Roos Ouwehand ... Anna
Marie-Louise Stheins Marie-Louise Stheins ... Lia (as Marie Louise Stheins)
Finn Poncin Finn Poncin ... Tom
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After a group of teenagers discover one of their friends lying dead on a river bank on one of the hottest days of summer, a story of jealousy, insecurity and peer pressure gradually unfolds. Group leader Caesar is able to magnify - out of all proportion - the small grievances that each of Jessie's friends bear towards her and transforms them into a general and pervasive hatred that leads ultimately to her horrible, senseless killing. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 October 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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"Dusk" keeps you up till Dawn
12 July 2013 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The original Dutch title "Schemer" literally translates itself in English as either "Dusk" or "Twilight", but I suppose the producers righteously and determinately decided not to opt for "Twilight" as the international title in order to avoid confusion and/or association with that horrible teenage-vampire franchise hype. Good for them! "Dusk" is an intriguing and rather harrowing coming-of age drama/thriller, based on a factual murder case as it occurred in The Netherlands in 2003. It's also the type of film that simply had to be based on a true story, otherwise skeptical viewers would immediately start claiming the screenplay is implausible, far-fetched and unrealistic. The events describe the murder of 15-year-old Jessie, everything from the circumstances leading to her murder, the actual crime itself and a brief impression of the painful aftermath. We're introduced to a circle of six (supposedly) close friends, adolescents and classmates, each and every single one of them struggling with personal issues, secrets and demons. At a certain point all of their anger and oppressed frustration is aimed at one person, Jessie, and – mainly under the influence of group leader Ceasar – the five others decide their lives would be much better if Jessie was death. They carry out their plan, although some of them choose not to participate actively, without realizing the horrible impact of the crime until afterwards. Particularly disturbing in the murder case illustrated in "Dusk" is the adolescents' inability to put all their banal little misfortunes and grievances (like jealousy, boyfriend rivalry and forbidden love) into perspective and so easily consider murder as the magical solution to everything. Their conversations about abruptly ending the life of a fellow human being are so natural it quickly becomes deeply discomforting. The vile act itself is executed in a truly cold and vexing fashion as well. In spite of the ugly subject matter, "Dusk" is a very stylish and serene film. The young and relatively unknown cast and crew thankfully chose for atmosphere over sensation, and thus the film patiently takes the time to introduce its characters and even works with different narrative angles to cover some of the same sequences. This narrative structure is well-handles and often gives useful additional insight in the facts as they occurred. Last but not least, tons of respect for the young ensemble cast and director Hanro Smitsman. This certainly isn't conventional Dutch cinema, but the acting performances and directing are outstanding. Very much recommended!


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