Reviews

  • Jan 05, 2010

    This movie left me without words and deeply impressed...

    This movie left me without words and deeply impressed...

  • May 02, 2009

    I have no choice but rate this movie full marks, probably because I'm Flemish myself. Anyway this drama is based on real events, which I remember reading in the newspapers. This film makes me think about this other film called <i>Closet Land</i> where an innocent female writer is being tortured in a foreign prison. In <i>De hel van Tanger</i> the name of the country is Morocco. This fact makes it easier to judge the country and as a result I could read Flixster reviews where it says <i>"I will never travel to Morocco any more!"</i>. A bit of an injustice because what these Flixster users don't realize is that this kind of torture happens in many poor countries other than Morocco. It might have been better to hide the name of the country. It's absolutely worth watching and it doesn't make the viewer glad. I hope this movie - as well as <i>Closet Land</i> - helps fighting injustice. Let's just give poor <i>Dawit Isaak</i> a minute of attention. He's just one of the currently tortured prisoners the media is fighting for, so far unsuccessfully.

    I have no choice but rate this movie full marks, probably because I'm Flemish myself. Anyway this drama is based on real events, which I remember reading in the newspapers. This film makes me think about this other film called <i>Closet Land</i> where an innocent female writer is being tortured in a foreign prison. In <i>De hel van Tanger</i> the name of the country is Morocco. This fact makes it easier to judge the country and as a result I could read Flixster reviews where it says <i>"I will never travel to Morocco any more!"</i>. A bit of an injustice because what these Flixster users don't realize is that this kind of torture happens in many poor countries other than Morocco. It might have been better to hide the name of the country. It's absolutely worth watching and it doesn't make the viewer glad. I hope this movie - as well as <i>Closet Land</i> - helps fighting injustice. Let's just give poor <i>Dawit Isaak</i> a minute of attention. He's just one of the currently tortured prisoners the media is fighting for, so far unsuccessfully.

  • Aug 07, 2008

    Great Belgian movie. After seeing this movie I do not want to go to Maroc.

    Great Belgian movie. After seeing this movie I do not want to go to Maroc.

  • May 31, 2008

    One of Belgian's greatest films. It's about the hard life in jail in Marocco for an innocent man.

    One of Belgian's greatest films. It's about the hard life in jail in Marocco for an innocent man.

  • May 25, 2008

    (sin acentos) Creo que es una gran alternativa por estos dias. La estran dando en MovieCity y es la historia de un hombre belga que cae preso en una carcel de Marruecos llamada Tanger. Revice en internet y vi que Tanger si existe y hay muchos problemas entre los europeos que caen ahi y el gobierno marroqui. Es una pelicula muy entretenida que muestra, mas que las tipicas peleas y violaciones que suelen sobrepoblarestas pelis, un problema mas social, donde las personas saben que no existe ni existira justicia, lo que es un problema mayor. Hay algo que me causo mucha extrañeza, ya que dentro de la carcel lo unico que valen son los Marlboro, todo se paga en eso. Bueno mientras sucede todo, la mujer trata de salvar a su marido desde Belgica, sin la ayuda de nadie. Al final, la peli te muestra la importancia de las comuniocaciones en estos casos-. Gran Pelicula.

    (sin acentos) Creo que es una gran alternativa por estos dias. La estran dando en MovieCity y es la historia de un hombre belga que cae preso en una carcel de Marruecos llamada Tanger. Revice en internet y vi que Tanger si existe y hay muchos problemas entre los europeos que caen ahi y el gobierno marroqui. Es una pelicula muy entretenida que muestra, mas que las tipicas peleas y violaciones que suelen sobrepoblarestas pelis, un problema mas social, donde las personas saben que no existe ni existira justicia, lo que es un problema mayor. Hay algo que me causo mucha extrañeza, ya que dentro de la carcel lo unico que valen son los Marlboro, todo se paga en eso. Bueno mientras sucede todo, la mujer trata de salvar a su marido desde Belgica, sin la ayuda de nadie. Al final, la peli te muestra la importancia de las comuniocaciones en estos casos-. Gran Pelicula.

  • Dec 08, 2007

    So unbelievable that such story can happen nowadays in Europe...

    So unbelievable that such story can happen nowadays in Europe...