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Black Out (2012)

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After ruthless gangsters wrongfully accuse him of stealing from them, a retired criminal has 24 hours to creep back into his past life and retrieve a bag of coke before his fiancée is killed.

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Jos Vreeswijk
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Caroline
Bas Keijzer ...
Bobbie
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Coca Inez (as Renee Fokker)
Edmond Classen ...
Charles
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Charity
Birgit Schuurman ...
Petra
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Wally
Kempi ...
Björn
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Vlad
Ursul de Geer ...
Rudolf
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André
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Youssef (as Marwan Kenzari)
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Gianni
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Rex
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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. Written by Music Box Films

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26 January 2012 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Black Out - Eine Leiche auf Reisen  »

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€117,816 (Netherlands) (29 January 2012)
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Birgit Schuurman is married to the director, Arne Toonen. Nonetheless, Arne made her and her famous sister Katja Schuurman audition for their parts. See more »

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yet another one
10 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jos Vreeswijk (Raymond Thiry) is a former criminal who wakes up with a gun and a dead man next to him. It's the morning before his wedding to innocent Caroline and his black out leaves him with spotty memory. He is accused of stealing 20 kilos of coke by gay gangster Vlad Omskorski. He has to recover the drugs before it puts Caroline in danger. He reconnects with former running mates; muscle-head Bobbie and coke genius Coca Inez.

This is yet another Guy Ritchie wannabe gangster crime movie. It has some of the style, quite a bit of the energy, but it lacks a charismatic lead. He's more of a stiff henchman type. The story is convoluted which is the norm for this type of movie. It just doesn't have the originality. It's all very familiar and not in a good way.


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