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LEFT BANK

by Pieter Van Hees

synopsis

Marie, a lonely introverted young woman, has dedicated her life to the pursuit of athletic excellence. When she suddenly collapses due to an infenction in her immune system, she is forced to rest. Now she starts realizing there are a lot of things she misses in her life. Marie decides to temporarily move in with Bobby, her boyfriend, in his flat on Left Bank (part of Antwerp). Their passionate relationship offers her a lot of comfort. They are very happy together. That is until Marie discovers that the previous tenant of the flat, Hella, has mysteriously disappeared. She becomes obsessed with Hella's disappearance. She begins to doyubt whether she can really trust Bobby. Life in Left Bank, once envisaged as a dream town, becomes an alienating nightmare.

international title: Left Bank
original title: Linkeroever
country: Belgium
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Pieter Van Hees
film run: 102'
release date: BE 26/03/2008
screenplay: Pieter Van Hees, Dimitri Karakatsanis, Christophe Dirickx
cast: Eline Kuppens, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sien Eggers, Marilou Mermans, Frank Vercruyssen, Robbie Cleiren
cinematography by: Nicolas Karakatsanis
film editing: Nico Leunen
art director: Johan Van Essche
costumes designer: Judith van Herck
producer: Frank Van Passel, Bert Hamelinck, Kato Maes
production: Caviar Films
backing: Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Flanders Image
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