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Above The Law

Tueurs

FEATURE FILM 90'
Thriller / Cop/Investigation

COMPLETED

Inspired by Real Events. An ex-convict on his last heist gets caught in a lethal political web.
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Jean-François Hensgens As Director of photography (District 13 – Ultimatum, Our Children, News from Planet Mars, The Three of Us, Go Fast)

Directed by

François Troukens

Starring

Olivier Gourmet (Monsieur Chocolat, Two Days, One Night, Grand Central, The Minister, The Son)
Lubna Azabal (Against the wind, Incendies, Paradise now)
Bouli Lanners (Heal the Living, 9 Month Stretch, Rust & Bone)
Natacha Régnier (Mood Indigo)
Johan Leysen (Young & Beautiful, The American)
Anne Coesens
Tibo Vandenborre (Bullhead)
Kevin Janssens

Production

Versus production, Capture the Flag & Savage Film

2017 / Original language: French / Color / 2.39 / 5.1 / available in hd & 2k

Just when Frank Valken has pulled off his last bank heist before settling down with his wife and daughter, a gang of killers steps in and assassinates every witness in the parking lot. Among them is Criminal Judge Veronique Pirotte, there to meet an anonymous informant in hopes of finally solving the "Mad Killers" murders. After thirty years, they seem to be back. She had just reopened the cold case with Police Captain Lucie Tesla and Criminal Brigade Director Dany Bouvy. Valken is arrested and interrogated, but denies any connection to the cold-blooded killings. His only choice: escape and prove his innocence. With the help of a journalist, Tesla discovers suspicious procedural errors and evidence linking to a network within the police itself - including Bouvy, who is increasingly on edge. Tesla risks her life to make contact with Valken and take the case to the Chief Prosecutor, but the corruption and evil she has discovered may stretch higher and deeper into the political system than even she imagined.

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Venice International Film Festival 2017 : CINEMA NEL GIARDINO

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"A tense (Belgian) crime thriller “
“Fast-paced, hard-boiled Belgian crime thriller”
“The tension rarely lets up”
“A relentless cat-and-mouse game”
Screendaily

"A thrilling film"
Cineuropa

"A solid crime drama”
LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

"Impeccable casting”
"The excellent "Above the Law"
CINETELEREVUE

“The film is excellent”
SUDINFO

"An impressive crime drama”
“A success"
"Stunning"
"Stunning image and sound. Stunning narrative. Stunning filmmaking."
"An hour and a half of concentrated adrenaline"
"90 breathtaking minutes"
RTBF

"A killer first film"
"A very high quality crime drama"
CINENEWS

"A genre film that looks great. Solid. Promising."
L’AVENIR

"Suspenseful crime drama"
"A tense and intriguing crime drama"
"An original thriller that plays with conventions"
PARIS MATCH

"A heart-pounding thriller with 5-star casting"
RTL TVI

"Gets you in the gut from start to finish"
RTBF CULTURE

"Suspenseful crime drama"
20 MINUTES

"An ultra-realistic crime drama, efficient and unrelenting"
TELERAMA

"Astounding action scenes"
"Gourmet is insane"
PREMIERE

"Tight, tense and dark"
L’OBS