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A famous actress finds herself captured by a morbidly deranged paintress.

Director:

Ben Sombogaart

Writers:

Tessa de Loo (novel), Marieke van der Pol (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halina Reijn ... Isabelle
Tineke Caels Tineke Caels ... Jeanne / Waitress-Artist
Wim Opbrouck ... Bernard / Teacher
Barbara Sarafian ... Gislene / Jean's mother
Michel van Dousselaere Michel van Dousselaere ... Peer / Bar owner
Monique van de Ven ... Moeder Isabelle / Isabelle's mother
Edwin de Vries Edwin de Vries ... Vader Isabelle / Isabelle's Father
Michael Nierse Michael Nierse ... Jean / Student
Casper Gimbrère Casper Gimbrère ... Rogier
Patrick Hastert Patrick Hastert ... Patrick
Brigitte Urhausen Brigitte Urhausen ... Moeder Jeanne / Jeanne's mother
Daniel Plier Daniel Plier ... Vader Jeanne / Jeanne's Father
Anna Drijver ... Camilla / Nieuwe Hoofdrolspeelster / New lead actress
Tom De Hoog Tom De Hoog ... Vlaamse Politiewoordvoerder / Flemish Police spokesman
Isabelle Constantini Isabelle Constantini ... Vrouw / Woman in bus
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Storyline

A famous actress finds herself captured by a morbidly deranged paintress.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Изабель See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,730
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Isabelle's mother (Monique van de Ven) and father (Edwin de Vries) in this movie are also married in real life. See more »

Connections

Featured in Knevel & van den Brink: Episode #5.42 (2011) See more »

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Delivers well as a hostage thriller no more, no less.
11 January 2012 | by MdlndeHondSee all my reviews

Regardless which book or by whom, it's the directors freedom to make any adaptation of the book and the story to their liking so let's review the movie here and not the book. This one turns out to be a thriller and not so much a psychological drama. Missed chance? Not completely.

The story delivers well as a hostage thriller that touches lightly on the topic of when or not beauty is a blessing or a curse. The psychological games keep the story interesting where the story line is pretty straight forward. Is it worth an Oscar nomination? No, but it's entertaining and has a fabulous performance by Van Reijn who in my opinion is just as beautiful as the part requires. Which brings us to the point of the story, if there was one intended at all, beauty is just an opinion and skin deep.


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