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The Alzheimer Case – Wikipedia

2003 film

The Alzheimer Case
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Directed by Erik Van Looy

Release dates

  • 7 October 2003( ) (Ghent Film Festival)
  • 15 October 2003( ) (Belgium)
Running thời gian 123 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Dutch

The Alzheimer Case (also known as The Alzheimer Affair or The Memory of a Killer; Dutch: De zaak Alzheimer) is a 2003 Belgian action thriller film directed by Erik Van Looy, based on the novel De zaak Alzheimer by Jef Geeraerts. It follows an assassin with Alzheimer’s disease, who plans to retire but ends up becoming a target himself after he refuses to kill a young girl.


Angelo Ledda, a former hitman for organized crime, agrees phệ a last killing, despite his recently developed Alzheimer’s disease. He is bự kill two people ; on killing Guest Star On The Conners first & recovering a package from the first victim, he then learns the second victim is Bieke, a twelve-year-old girl pimped by her father, who had been recently busted, but then killed by police trying béo escape. Ledda refuses béo kill a child. Resultantly, his employer, Seynaeve, has another hitman kill Bieke & orders him béo kill Ledda. Ledda kills the hitman first but only after the hitman kills a prostitute who had befriended him .As a result, Ledda decides phệ kill Seynaeve. He also trình làng the contents of the package, và discovers that his employer had Bieke & the first target killed Khủng cover for several individuals who had used the services of the child. He decides bự clean house by killing them all, several of whom are high-ranking government officials. Ledda’s Alzheimer’s condition ( for which he takes an experimental drug ) periodically impacts him throughout the movie, resulting in disorientation và his being seemingly forgetful of what he was doing for a brief period of thời gian. It grows worse as the film progresses .In his attempts Khủng seek revenge upon his employers, Ledda contends with police pursuit. Two detectives in particular ( Vincke and Verstuyft ) seem bự be one step behind him. Ledda toys with the police, although he ends up with a gunshot wound Khủng the arm from Verstuyft because of attempting Khủng talk lớn Vincke at one point .Ledda kills all of his intended targets, except the last, a high-ranking government official, Baron de Haeck, who manages phệ get away because of Ledda’s worsening Alzheimer’s, which leads him mập forget lớn put the firing pin Macbook in his silenced pistol when preparing for the cơn sốt .Ledda is captured by the police, & between his worsening mental condition và his gunshot wound, is bed-ridden & in poor health. The prosecutor, Bracke, who is in the pocket of the Baron, tries lớn have a court-appointed psychiatrist kill Ledda, which results in Ledda making a hasty escape. Ledda ends up meeting the two detectives in a oto, & gives them a clue as lớn the whereabouts of a tape from the safety deposit box which implicates the Baron in murder .The corrupt police close in và surround the oto, placing all inside at risk. Ledda decides Khủng sacrifice himself by making a run from the oto, và is gunned lao dốc. The movie ends with the detectives finding the tape và watching the Baron getting arrested .


  • Jan Decleir – Angelo Ledda
  • Koen De Bouw – Det. Eric Vincke
  • Werner De Smedt – Det. Freddy Verstuyft
  • Jo De Meyere – Baron Henri Gustave de Haeck
  • Tom Van Dyck – Jean de Haeck
  • Vic de Wachter – Dr. Joseph Vlerick
  • Hilde De Baerdemaeker – Det. Linda de Leenheer
  • Geert Van Rampelberg – Det. Tom Coemans
  • Johan Van Assche – Comm. François Van Parys
  • Jappe Claes – Prosecutor Marcel Bracke
  • Gene Bervoets – Seynaeve
  • Lone van Roosendaal – Henriette Seynaeve
  • Lucas van den Eijnde – Bob Van Camp
  • Els Dottermans – Eva Van Camp
  • Patrick Descamps – Gilles Resnais
  • Deborah Ostrega – Anja Laeremans
  • Laurien Van den Broeck – Brigitte ‘Bieke’ Cuypers
  • Dirk Roothooft – Mr. Cuypers


Critical response[edit]

The film holds an 84% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with 68 reviews tallied. The critical consensus statement reads: “Even though The Memory of a Killer is standard genre fare, it is also engaging and stylish.”[1]

Roger Ebert gave the film three & a half stars out of four, praising the performance of Decleir, whom he compared bự Anthony Quinn. [ 2 ]


An American remake of the film directed by Martin Campbell và starring Liam Neeson began filming in Bulgaria in April 2021. [ ba ]

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