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The Bouncer (2018)

Lukas (original title)
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A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.

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Julien Leclercq

Writers:

Jérémie Guez, Julien Leclercq (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Lukas
Sami Bouajila ... Maxim Zeroual
Sveva Alviti ... Lisa Zaccherini
Sam Louwyck ... Jan Dekkers
Kevin Janssens ... Geert
Kaaris Kaaris ... Omar
Alice Verset Alice Verset ... Sarah
Dimitri 'Vegas' Thivaios ... Agresseur boîte de nuit
Damien Buffard Damien Buffard ... Chimiste hollandais
Maria Bortot Maria Bortot ... Institutrice de Sarah
Manou Kersting ... Intermédiaire antiquaire
Eric Castex Eric Castex ... Homme de main Zeroual
Carlos Schram Carlos Schram ... Homme Zeroual 2
Olivier Prémel Olivier Prémel ... Homme Zeroual 3
Laurent D'Elia Laurent D'Elia ... Patron night-club
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Storyline

The hero independently raises his little daughter and works as a security guard in a nightclub. Work is simple, enough to live. At night, he is on duty, and during the day he can communicate with the girl, because he loves her so much. Once in a bar, a terrible fight takes place, the hero has to intervene, but the consequences were sad. As a result, he finds himself in a police station, and then he is sentenced to prison. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Language:

French | English | Flemish | Dutch | Italian

Release Date:

22 August 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$530,496
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| (director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Will Start Filming In February 2017, in Dinant, Belgium See more »

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Thought Provoking French Styled Thriller
10 February 2019 | by metalgear-25259See all my reviews

It's amazing how an action movie star that has always been looked upon with a smirk and a snigger can appear in a film this captivating, dark and tense. Van Damme carries his role to the bloody end. Partly spoken French, partly spoken English but the film is totally French in style. And this is no criticism. Beautifully paced yet offbeat, this film captivates with subtle screenplay and suggestive scores that always convinces you that danger could be around the next corner. Such a contrast to Van Damme's former films that dissolve any interest when this film keeps you magnetised to the bitter end.


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