• The Memory of a Killer (2003)

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Release Date: 2003

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Ledda (Jan Decleir), an aging mob hit man, learns he has Alzheimer's disease and agrees to one last job. The intended victim, though, turns out to be a 12-year-old girl (Laurien Van den Broeck), and Ledda refuses to kill her. As a result, his boss (Gene Bervoets) puts a price on his head. Meanwhile, two police officers (Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt) have connected Ledda to a string of murders. To get revenge against his former boss, Ledda must battle the police and his own failing memory.

Cast: Jan Decleir, Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Gene Bervoets, Jo De Meyere, Tom Van Dyck, Lucas Van den Eynde, Lone van Roosendaal

Director: Erik Van Looy

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: MMG Film & TV Production

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  • Although comparisons to the memory-challenged machinations of "Memento" are inevitable, the plotting here takes a more traditionally linear path. show more

  • This award-winning picture from Belgium is the kind Hollywood seems no longer interested in making: a sophisticated drama that presumes a level of insight and maturity in an audience that doesn't need winks and arrows to understand what's going on.

  • A cracking police procedural from Belgian director Erik van Looy, has a jaw-dropping premise so smartly executed that if this movie weren't in Flemish I'd swear that Michael Mann had directed it. show more

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