Loft (2008)

Loft, yet another masterpiece sets its roots in Flemish movie history.

10 thumbs up for brilliant directing from Erik Van Looy, who proves himself once more as one of Belgians greatest directors! And let’s not forget about the wonderful screenplay written down by Bart De Pauw, to whom i’ve been a fan of since “Buiten de Zone”.

Everyone already knows the setting of ‘Loft’… 5 guys share a loft to bring their mistresses to without their wives knowing. But like all happy songs, this doesn’t last long. Pop quiz hotshot, what would you do if you find a dead woman in the loft one morning ?? What would you do ?

I’m not giving anything away about this movie, cause this would ruin the experience… but I’ll just say that you will be amazed about the ingenious plot turns that this movie takes… you think one think, it goes another way , etc.

The reminds very much of “The Usual Suspects” in a way, and it deserves this praise!

Of course, for Belgian standards, this is top of the line cinema. You cannot go any better than this. Overall it’s a lot better than Erik Van Looy’s previous movie : ‘De Zaak Alzheimer’ although here you don’t have the acting one man show that ‘Jan Decleir’ gave in that one.

Matthias Schoenaerts and Bruno Vanden Broucke show their talent in this one, as does Filip Peeters.

If go for International standards, this is still one of the better movies that you can go see in the theater. But for it to be totally perfect, it does has some flaws.. which are, realism.. some things happen so fast that don’t think it’s realistic anymore. Sometimes the acting is a bit off, but that negligible…

Overall, this is a great a movie and hope it will make the trip abroad to the states or what not, so it can be acknowledged by everyone !!

Review by Homersan

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