Thriller

De Heineken ontvoering / The Heineken Kidnapping (2011) Maarten Treurniet, Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Crime, History, Thriller

De Heineken ontvoering (Maarten Treurniet, 2011)
Rem’s Amsterdam family lives a nightmare since his father got an alcohol abuse problem related to working for multinational Heineken’s brewery distribution and was fired before it became terminal. Rem learns that his bully work colleague Cor is planning to kidnap a businessman with two freak acolytes. Rem convinces them to let him in and aim higher, beer king Alfred Heineken himself, after being nearly run over and left with a token banknote by his driver. They pretend having taken Heineken and his driver to Germany and cash a huge ransom. Heineken hires private detectives and pushes the Dutch and French police, who soon capture the gang. The faulty extradition treaty, up for revision but too late, prevents a Dutch trail for Rem and Cor, but the French authorities fly them to the French half of Antillian island St.Martin and Heineken’s cash is spread liberally in a plot to drive the pair over the island border, on Dutch soil.

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Cape Fear (1962) J. Lee Thompson, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Drama, Thriller

Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, 1962)
Small-town lawyer Sam Bowden’s life becomes torturous when Max Cady re-enters his life. Cady went to jail for 8 years after Bowden testified that Cady attacked a young woman. Now that Cady has been released, he begins to terrorize Bowden and his family, particularly targeting Bowden’s daughter, Nancy. Initially, Cady uses his newfound knowledge of the law (learned in prison) to annoy the Bowdens, then poisons the family dog… Who’s next ?

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The Debt (2007) Assaf Bernstein, Gila Almagor, Yuriy Chepurnov, Oleg Drach, Drama, Thriller

The Debt (2007)
The year is 1965. Rachel Brener is one of 3 young Mossad agents teem who caught “The Surgeon of Birkenau” – a Nazi monster who was never brought to trial in Israel. The official reason was that he was shot as he attempted escape while being held by his Israeli captive (kiddenappers) in a safe house somewhere in Europe. Today, 35 years after the well communicated story of the death of the monster, a small article appears in a local unimportant paper in a Kiev, Ukraine. Surprisingly the Surgeon is alive and is willing to admit his crimes against the human race and especially the Jews. The 3 older x Mossad agents who are in their late 60th became aware to this unfortunate threatening knowledge. The fact was that the “Surgeon” managed to escape from his guards- our 3 agents by wounding the woman who was not alert enough. Now that the old story came up to live again in a completely different version, they needed to cover their asses and secure their lives, reputation and the story they …

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Money Movers (1978) Bruce Beresford, Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Crime, Action, Thriller

Money Movers (Bruce Beresford, 1978)
Filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, Bruce Beresford’s adaptation of Devon Minchin’s novel is a raw fast-paced independent feature with an all star Australian cast including Bryan Brown, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, ‘Terry Donovan’ and Tony Bonner. Story has a group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house only to have the scam overtaken by a crime boss due to a corrupt police detective and the plot foiled by a wily ex-cop.

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The Dark Past (1948) Rudolph Maté, William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

The Dark Past (1948)
When a detective scoffs at his suggestion that an 18 year-old criminal be referred for psychiatric examination Dr. Andrew Collins, the police psychiatrist, tells him the story of his encounter with Al Walker. Walker had a history of violence and killed the prison warden during an escape. He and his gang took the Collins family and their friends hostage but when Dr. Collins learns that Walker has a violent recurring dream, he offers to help him decipher the dream and determine exactly what has driven him to a life of crime and violence.

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Yamim Kfuim / Frozen Days (2005) Danny Lerner, Anat Klausner, Sandra Sade, Uli Sternberg, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Yamim Kfuim AKA Frozen Days (2005)
Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their meeting. She survives the attack and after she finds Alex in the hospital, in a coma, she moves into his empty apartment. Gradually, the tenants start referring to her as Alex, and as she assumes his identity, she finds herself sinking into a dangerous and deluded reality.

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Prea târziu / Too Late (1996) Lucian Pintilie, Razvan Vasilescu, Cecilia Bârbora, Victor Rebengiuc, Drama, Thriller

Prea tarziu (1996)
Germany 1996. A man rummages through a bag, finding some sticks of dynamite. A few months earlier, in the Jiu Valley, a remote province in Romania, prosecutor Costa arrives to investigate some deaths that took place in a coal mine. Costa soon meets Alina. The two become lovers, but the mysterious mining deaths continue. Costa discovers something that took place before his arrival. Ficht and Ferz are twins, both afflicted by mental illness. Ficht goes in and out of hospital, while Ferz, like the prototype in an inverse evolution, has transformed into a kind of animal, following a regression from man to beast, and has found his habitat in the mine.

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