Dossier K. (2009)
Runtime : 120 min
Genre : Action | Crime | Drama
Movie Release : 9 December 2009 (Belgium)
Ratings: 6,8/10 from 1.651 users
Director: Jan Verheyen
Writers: Jef Geeraerts (novel), Carl Joos (screenplay).
Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Blerim Destani
Language: Dutch | Albanian
More Movie Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286784/
DOSSIER K. is the long anticipated successor to ‘The Alzheimer Case’ which won numerous awards and was sold to over 30 countries, among which the US (where it was released through Sony Picture Classics). This second film based on a novel by Jef Geeraerts is a dense European thriller about passion, betrayal, revenge, blind ambition and the inevitability of fate. Set against the realistic background of Albanian mafia in Antwerp, the story brings the main characters Erik Vincke and Freddy Verstuyft into a disastrous vortex from which no one seems to escape.
After the ending credits I thought to myself: “what a waste of time”. I was looking forward to this movie since it was going to be the sequel of the great action thriller “de zaak alzheimer” (alias the memory of a killer). It turns out to be rubbish.
The acting is unnatural and the used language is annoying. There are lot’s of different dialects in Belgium and each one has it’s own characteristics but how they used this surplus in the movie is just awful. There is a whole conversation made in “common civilized dutch” and suddenly you notice how the crew thought: “hey, let’s make our actors more humane by using 1 typical, language bound dialect word”.
The result is a non interesting conversation with a really irritating sound. Where the predecessor got you wondering, shivering and thinking this one just feeds you with the most logical images, dialogues and events. It’s like they thought:”let us take a good story and mix it with some stereotypical police flick action”.
If you feel like watching a brain-dead, non challenging police movie, be my guest. BUT if your expectations are as high as the ones “de zaak alzheimer” left you with, then don’t!
Dossier K. Trailer