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Black Out

Black Out

About the Film

If Guy Ritchie made THE HANGOVER in Amsterdam, it might look something like Black Out, an audacious crime thriller laced with colorful lowlifes, tough femmes fatales, corrupt cops, and outbursts of extreme violence. 
 
On the day before his wedding, retired criminal Jos wakes up next to a murdered man with no recollection of what happened the night before.  He soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as the lone suspect in the theft of 20 kilos of coke. He’s got to get it back in 24 hours, or the life of his bride will be in serious danger.  Now he has no choice but to creep back into his dangerous old world of petty thieves and drug dealers – all before his wedding the next day. 
 
Helmed by Dutch director Arne Toonen, Black Out is a film full of brash style, visual panache and edge-of your-seat excitement.
Director: Arne Toonen

Reactions

"An energetic, twisted, colorful ride! Goes places Guy Ritchie wouldn't even touch." - Neil Miller, Film School Rejects

"Great performances, perfect direction and a whip-smart script!" - Steve Prokopy, Ain't It Cool News

"A clever thriller!" - Matt Singer, Indiewire

Festivals & Awards

  • Fantastic Fest 2012
  • Rembrandt Awards 2013 Nominee - Best Film
  • Rembrandt Awards 2013 Nominee - Best Actor, Raymond Thiry
  • Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf 2013 Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Bas Keijzer
  • Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf 2013 Nominee - Best Cinematography, Jeroen de Bruin

Cast & Crew

Cast

Jos Vreeswijk: Raymond Thiry
Caroline: Kim Van Kooten
Inez: Renée Fokker
Bobbie: Bas Keijzer
Charles: Edmond Classen
Vlad: Simon Armstrong
Rudolf: Ursul De Geer
Charity: Katja Schuurman
Petra: Birgit Schuurman
Bjorn: Kempi
Andre: Alex Van Warmerdam
Yussuf: Marwan Kenzari
Gianni: Robert De Hoog
Rex: Horace Cohen
Abel: Sem Schilt
Saban:  Joop Kasteel

Crew

Director: Arne Toonen
Writers: Melle Runderkamp & Arne Toonen
Producers: Bert Nijdam, Erwin Godschalk, Maarten Kuit, Jeroen Van Den Idsert
Director of Photography: Jeroen De Bruin
Editors: Brian Ent & Marc Bechtold
Production Designer: Alfred Schaaf                            
Costume Designers: Marion Boot & Marian Van Nieuwenhuyzen 
Sfx Make Up: Erik Hillenbrink      
Music: Good Sounds

Technical Info

Production Year: 2013
Countries of Production: Netherlands
Languages: Dutch
Running Time: 1h 32m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Color: Yes

Theaters

Phoenix
Arizona
2/21/14
Hollywood
California
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Chicago
Illinois
2/21/14
New York
New York
2/21/14
Portland
Oregon
2/21/14
Bellingham
Washington
2/21/14
Palm Desert
California
2/21/14
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
2/21/14
Moraga
California
2/21/14

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Awards & Festivals

  • Fantastic Fest 2012
  • Rembrandt Awards 2013 Nominee - Best Film
  • Rembrandt Awards 2013 Nominee - Best Actor, Raymond Thiry
  • Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf 2013 Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Bas Keijzer
  • Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf 2013 Nominee - Best Cinematography, Jeroen de Bruin

Reactions

"An energetic, twisted, colorful ride! Goes places Guy Ritchie wouldn't even touch." - Neil Miller, Film School Rejects

"Great performances, perfect direction and a whip-smart script!" - Steve Prokopy, Ain't It Cool News

"A clever thriller!" - Matt Singer, Indiewire

Detailed Film Info

If Guy Ritchie made THE HANGOVER in Amsterdam, it might look something like Black Out, an audacious crime thriller laced with colorful lowlifes, tough femmes fatales, corrupt cops, and outbursts of extreme violence. 
 
On the day before his wedding, retired criminal Jos wakes up next to a murdered man with no recollection of what happened the night before.  He soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as the lone suspect in the theft of 20 kilos of coke. He’s got to get it back in 24 hours, or the life of his bride will be in serious danger.  Now he has no choice but to creep back into his dangerous old world of petty thieves and drug dealers – all before his wedding the next day. 
 
Helmed by Dutch director Arne Toonen, Black Out is a film full of brash style, visual panache and edge-of your-seat excitement.

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