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250,000 admissions for Van Looy’s Prime Minister

18/11/2016

Erik Van Looy’s new feature The Prime Minister has passed the 250,000-admissions mark in its home territory. The thriller about a Belgian PM who is forced to kill the President of the United States has topped the Belgian film charts for three consecutive weeks since its release.

Eight years after his all-time hit film Loft, which reached over a million moviegoers, director Erik Van Looy is well on his way to seeing history repeat itself with his new film The Prime Minister. Another audience favourite, the film has already passed a quarter of a million admissions just three weeks after its domestic release on October 26.

Koen De Bouw (The Last Tycoon, The Memory of a Killer) stars as the Belgian Prime Minister who is kidnapped and released on one unthinkable condition: he has to kill the person he is supposed to meet later that day. But that person happens to be the President of the United States. What started as a promising day turns into a true nightmare and an emotional rollercoaster.

Hilde De Laere produced The Prime Minister for FBO, with The Works International handling foreign sales.