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Black Out

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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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"An energetic, twisted, colorful ride! Goes places Guy Ritchie wouldn't even touch."

Niel Miller

Film School Reject

"Great performances, perfect direction and a whip-smart script!"

Steve Prokopy

Ain't It Cool News

"A clever thriller!"

Matt Singer


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Release Date : February 21, 2014
  • Countries of Production : Netherlands
  • Languages : Dutch
  • Running Time : 92 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby
  • Color : Yes
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Director’s Audio Commentary

“Oh Deer,” a Short Film by Arne Toonen

Blooper Reel| Unusual Suspects Gallery