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Close (1993)

| Crime, Drama
In the airport of Brussels, the future lawyer Michael says farewell to his parents. While in the toilet, he glances a mysterious woman, Angelica, who asks for help to him while she is being... See full summary »

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Paul Collet

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Paul Collet
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Katia Alens Katia Alens ... Angelica
Anouchka Balsing Anouchka Balsing ... Moeder van Michael
Cherita Cherita ... Werner
Kristoff Clerckx Kristoff Clerckx ... Michael
Katrien De Becker Katrien De Becker ... Vera
Eric De Bouw Eric De Bouw ... Dirk
Jan de Bruyne Jan de Bruyne ... Dokter
Rudy De Cock Rudy De Cock ... Generaal Rodriguez
Walter De Groote Walter De Groote ... Driver
Robert De La Haye Robert De La Haye ... Tom
Herwig Ilegems Herwig Ilegems ... Killer
Marc Janssen Marc Janssen ... Officer airport
Gregory Lee Jones Gregory Lee Jones ... Doorman peepshow
Erwin Listhaeghe Erwin Listhaeghe ... Frank
Guido Maeremans Guido Maeremans ... Vader van Michael
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In the airport of Brussels, the future lawyer Michael says farewell to his parents. While in the toilet, he glances a mysterious woman, Angelica, who asks for help to him while she is being arrested by the immigration department. Michael becomes obsessed with Angelica and finds her in a peep show. He marries her to give Belgium citizenship to her and after a short time, he realizes that she is a member of a resistance of an undefined country in South America. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Belgium

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Dutch

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How to Waste What Might Be an Excellent Movie
19 March 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Airport of Brussels, the future lawyer Michael (Anouchka Balsing) says farewell to his parents. While in the toilet, he glances a mysterious woman, Angelica (Katia Alens), who asks for help to him while she is being arrested by the immigration department. Michael becomes obsessed with Angelica and finds her in a peep show. He marries her to give Belgium citizenship to her and after a short time, he realizes that she is a member of a resistance of an undefined country in South America. "Close" could be called "How to Waste What Might Be an Excellent Movie'. The beginning of the story is very intriguing, recalling a film-noir with the narration in off. However, the development of the story is horrible and treats South America countries as if they were in the dictatorship regime of the 70's. The lack of respect with the sovereignty of the South America countries and the prejudice against South America is so great that the director / writer does not define in which country the story happens. I regret, because the film has had a great potential to be a good movie, but in the end is nothing but a forgettable crap. The IMDb rating (4.2) with 21 votes translates the impression of the few viewers. Anyway, my vote is five because of the potential of the story. The VHS released in Brasil is another shame: there are many mistakes in spelling in Portuguese on the cover, and many dialogs in Dutch have no subtitles in the movie. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Close"


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