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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

Blind Spot

Dode Hoek

2017, Nabil Ben Yadir, Belgium, 105 min. With Peter Van den Begin, Soufiane Chilah.

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 31st 5:45pm
  • Tue, Apr 3rd 8:15pm

"A blaring film…scorchingly topical." — Aurore Engelen, Cineuropa

An urban thriller set in after-dark Antwerp, this policier by Moroccan-Belgian director Ben Yadir utilizes amped-up tension between the immigrant population and native Europeans as the explosive backdrop to a story centered on a ruthlessly corrupt police commissioner. Jan Vanderbeeck (Van den Begin, of KING OF THE BELGIANS in a savage performance) uses his track record as a narcotics enforcer as a springboard into conservative politics, parading his mentor relationship with a young Moroccan cop to defuse public distaste for his nativist views. On the eve of announcing his candidacy, Jan plots the showboating capture of a Turkish drug lord, a plan based precariously on intelligence from a murky source. In Flemish and French with English subtitles. Courtesy of Indie Sales. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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