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It was all the way back in 2009 that young UK writer-director made his breakthrough with taut thriller The Disappearance Of Alice Creed. Blakeson, at the time, was rightly hailed as a bright young talent to watch, the sort of director who could easily prove to be the next Danny Boyle. He has since disappeared into development hell without a single other credit to his name in the five years since Alice disappeared.

And though we still wait for Blakeson to reappear, there goes Alice popping up in the Netherlands thanks to Reckless (Bloedlink), a remake of Blakeson's film from director Joram Lürsen.

Ex-cons Victor (Tygo Gernandt) and Rico (Marwan Kenzari) have masterminded a foolproof plan to abduct millonaires' daughter Laura Temming (Sarah Chronis). When she is kidnapped and placed in a remote and soundproofed room, gradually the power relations shift. Exactly who is the perpetrator and who is the real victim?

Take a look at the first teaser below.
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GarthDMay 13, 2014 3:43 PM

Doesn't Danish cinema have any original ideas?

Don DryeMay 13, 2014 4:10 PM

It's actually Dutch, but the answer is still no.
Dutch cinema has been incapable to make original films for a real long time now, and when someone makes a decent original movie (like last years "Matterhorn") it doesn't really get the attention (and of course the money) it deserves…

AleksMay 13, 2014 7:16 PM

Dutch cinema is like a retarded puppy, I try and try to like it but it just keeps shitting in my shoes. Having said that, this trailer looks pretty damn solid, add to the fact that I didn't much care for the original film and we might just have that one passable/good Dutch film out of every twenty.

Todd BrownMay 14, 2014 8:28 AM

There have been a few Dutch films recently that I really, really like. Wolf, Plan C and Resurrection Of A Bastard topping the list.

Don DryeMay 14, 2014 9:13 AM

I personally didn't like Ressurection of a Bastard that much, but the other two were pretty good, the bad thing is that these kind of films don't do well in the Dutch box offices. So it's hard for the directors/writers/producers to make these kind of original flicks, knowing that it won't make a lot of money...

AleksMay 14, 2014 5:53 PM

Plan C and Wolf were indeed pretty good, but I agree with Don on TROAB. Prior to having seen it, I remember reading an interview with the director. I got a very bad vibe when the dude said of his own work that it was like a mix of Tarantino and Tarkovsky. Apparently he was referring to the horribly outdated use of pop culture in dialogue, and kindergarten level symbolism.
Regardless, I do appreciate him at least trying to do something different.