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BackSlide (2003)

Van God los (original title)
Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

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Pieter Kuijpers
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Cast

Credited cast:
Egbert Jan Weeber ... Stan Meijer
Tygo Gernandt ... Maikel Verheije
Angela Schijf Angela Schijf ... Anna Sprengers
Mads Wittermans Mads Wittermans ... Sef
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamer Avkapan Tamer Avkapan ... Rechterhand Osman
Marnie Blok Marnie Blok ... Moeder Stan
Selma Copijn ... Kleindochter Osman (as Selma Avkapan)
Loek Ewalds Loek Ewalds ... Agent
Mark Kleuskens ... Agent
Cemil Kurtgözu Cemil Kurtgözu ... Handlanger Osman
Pim Lambeau Pim Lambeau ... Mevr. van de Velde
Frits Lambrechts Frits Lambrechts ... Dhr. van de Velde
Johnny Lion ... Johan Schreurs
Bob Noten Bob Noten ... Lijkschouwer
Harry van Rijthoven Harry van Rijthoven ... Bert Mulder
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Storyline

Stan Meijer is by nature a good boy, but grows up frustrated in Venlo, a boring provincial town in the Catholic Dutch South, feeling neglected by his gold-digger mother who remarried a dentist and abandoned by his biological father, a friendly macho trucker who stood the pre-teen up for reasons unknown when he planned to move in with him, never to be heard off until reading his dad's obituary. So instead of joining the minor socialite life, Stan hooks up with junkies Maikel (dialect pronunciation-spelling for Michael) Verheije, a hot-head small criminal, and Sef, his lieutenant, who drag him along in small crime as an adolescent. When the bumbling trio gets arrested red-handed, the police sends both ruffians to jail but releases Stan as implausible suspect. He's too nice to accept when Maikel's girl-friend offers herself to him, and on Maikel's release joins him in a hold-up which goes bad, as the nervous amateurs needlessly kill the victim, a shopkeeper and secret weed-grower, rather... Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Keihard En Confronterend (Rock Hard and In Your Face)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Turkish

Release Date:

24 April 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

BackSlide See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,027,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,496,704
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Maikel walks to the Turkish coffee shop, just before he starts shooting, a shadow of a matte box is visible in the lower left corner. See more »

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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.16 (2017) See more »

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Really gets it your face
12 February 2011 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

This movie is loosely based on real events, and that's also pretty much the feel it has to it: real. This movie is not a vivid, lively crime drama, it's definitely no "Goodfellas" rip-off, it's one of the grayest and most depressing movies I've ever seen. The colors look, wait, what colors? The acting is excellent all around, I can't believe how convincing everyone's accent is. The plot is very basic and raw, even though the girlfriend issues do tend to get tiresome near the end. What I love most though is the ending narration, which consists of the most deadpan monologue ever. Those who can't be moved by this film have no pulse.


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