Something about those European crime thrillers

I haven’t blogged in a while, and there are loads to say as to what I’ve been up to the past few weeks – they’ve been packed with meetings with people involved in organizing the Waterfront Night Market in July – but I won’t go too much into that today. Today, I am here to promote this amazing Belgian thriller that I just finished watching!

The film is called Loft (2008), and is directed by Erik van Looy, who also directs the American remake that is set to release later this summer. I picked the Belgian original to watch because the remake (The Loft (2014)) features some talented actors (James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, and Karl Urban), and because I absolutely love European thrillers – particularly ones from the Netherlands, Belgium, or the Scandinavian countries. They have a way with thrillers that completely engage me, unlike American thrillers that rely mostly on scaring the audience, these European thrillers focus on building up characters and the story.

Anyway, I left a review on Letterboxd about Loft here, and everyone should really check it out! Another European thriller I love is the Norwegian film, Headhunters, which I first discovered through the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2011 programme. If you’ve seen Headhunters, which features no other than Jaime Lannister himself (also known as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), you’ll probably enjoy Loft!

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