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Loft (2008)

Loft (2008)

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Five men share a secret that has deadly consequences in this thriller from Belgium. When Filip (Matthias Schoenaerts), a playboy with a wild streak, finally settles down and gets married, his good friend Vincent (Filip Peeters) presents him and three of his friends with a special gift. Vincent is an architect, and after supervising the renovation of a apartment block, he installed a luxurious penthouse flat for the use of himself and his married pals, where they can enjoy liaisons with other women without their spouses becoming any the wiser. Filip, Vincent and three of their buddies -- hard-drinking ladies' man Marnix (Koen de Graeve), Filip's psychoanalyst brother Chris (Koen De Bauw) and taciturn Luc (Bruno Vanden Broecke) -- are the only ones with keys to the flat, and the only ones who are supposed to know it exists. But one day one of the five checks into the apartment and discovers a woman's bloody corpse shackled to the bed; one of their group is a murderer, but who is the killer and how can the others keep this a secret from the police and their families? Loft was directed by Erik Van Looy and written by Bart de Pauw, both of whom got their start in the film business as actors.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Matthias Schoenaerts
as Filip Willems
Koen De Bouw
as Chris Van Outryve
Filip Peeters
as Vincent Stevens
Bruno van den Broecke
as Luc Seynaeve
Bruno Vanden Broucke
as Luc Seynaeve
Koen De Graeve
as Marnix Laureys
Tine Reymer
as Barbara
An Miller
as Ellen
Tina Reymer
as Barbara
Veerle Baetens
as Ann Marai
Marie Vinck
as Sarah Delporte
Jan Decleir
as Ludwig Tyberghein
Sara de Roo
as Vrouwelijke ondervrager
Dirk Roofthooft
as Mannelijke ondervrager
Ann Miller
as Ellen
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Critic Reviews for Loft

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

A tightly drawn, atmospheric thriller that has one false bottom too many to qualify as great.

Full Review… | January 20, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Loft

½

In its insistence on being smart and surprising - which this efficient thriller is for the most part -, it also comes off as a bit contrived and over the top like a Melrose Place-like soap-opera, directed and edited as a telefilm and with a dialogue that sounds at times pretty expository.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

A masterpiece of Hitchcockian proportions, Loft is a close-quarters, foreign thriller that kept me guessing right until the end and the mystery unfolds masterfully. The all-Belgian cast is excellent at casting doubt amongst the men, and I totally bought their chemistry as both friends and possible foes. The story is very simple, but absolutely perfect for the director's vision and the constant use of flashbacks to deliver the necessary information was flawless. I was blown away by this film and wouldn't have known a thing about it had it not been for the "allegedly" terrible American remake; what a shame that could've been. The ending went one twist too far in my opinion and lessened the impact of an already stellar conclusion, but that is the only fault I can find in this remarkable film and it's further proof that the best stories don't always come out of Hollywood!

Brett Horton
Brett Horton

The 1st original one from Belgium. I watched the Dutch re-made before this, whilst there will be a Hollywood re-make one up & coming. Fair in the plot lines twists & turns. The question is, such story really deserves the eternal re-makes?

WS Wu
WS Wu

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