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Dutch remake of The Disappearance of Alice Creed wraps filming

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- Dutch director Joram Lürsen’s remake of The Disappearance of Alice Creed wrapped filming last week.

Dutch remake of The Disappearance of Alice Creed wraps filming
Joram Lürsen

Writer-director J. Blakeson’s British thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed [+see also:
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starred Gemma Aterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston and although it was a success amongst critics, it did not quite rise in the box-office when it was released in 2009. Hopefully the Dutch remake, called Reckless (Bloedlink), which just wrapped filming last week, will fare better when it is released next autumn.

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The Dutch Alice Creed was directed by Joram Lürsen, the man behind the recent romantic comedy hits Love is All [+see also:
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and Family Way [+see also:
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, both starring Carice van Houten. Perhaps more to the point, Lürsen is also one of the directors of the successful TV series Vuurzee, a Twin Peaks-like series set in a small village on the Dutch coast where a girl goes missing that ABC is currently remaking for the U.S. market.

For Reckless, Lürsen has cast Marwan Kenzari, who recently won the Best Actor Golden Calf for his role in the San Sebastian title Wolf [+see also:
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; Tygo Gernandt, who earlier had a small role in Vuurzee, and soap actress Sarah Chronis, who will supposedly play the Gemma Aterton role.

The screenplay of the film was written by Frank Ketelaar, who also wrote Vuurzee. As in the original, the story centres on two ex convicts and their supposedly perfect plan to kidnap the daughter of a millionaire that doesn’t quite go to plan.

The film, shot over a tight 21 days, will be distributed by A-Film and was produced by Topkapi Films from producers Frans van Gestel and Arnold Heslenfeld. Dutch broadcaster BNN co-produced and the film also received financial backing from the Netherlands Film Fund.

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