The 41st edition of Film Fest Gent will open on Tuesday the 14th of October with 'The Loft', Erik Van Looy's long-awaited American remake of the phenomenal success 'Loft' by Bart De Pauw and Erik Van Looy. This film tells the story of five married friends who secretly share a loft, where they receive their girlfriends and mistresses. An excellent scheme that turns into a nightmare, when one morning they find the body of an anonymous woman in the loft. Matthias Schoenaerts is the only actor from the original film that also stars as one of the leading roles in this remake. The other four friends are played by Karl Urban ('Star Trek Into Darkness'), James Marsden ('X-Men', '2 Guns'), Wentworth Miller ('Prison Break') and Eric Stonestreet ('Modern Family'). 'The Loft' has been in the making for quite some time now. In 2010 the remake was announced, followed by the shoot, in the summer of 2011. In 2012 word got out that Joel Silver, American mega-producer behind 'The Matrix'-Trilogy, would release the film. Director Erik Van Looy: "We have come a long way in order to make 'The Loft', but opening Film Fest Gent definitely feels like coming home. Along with 'The Alzheimer Case' ('De zaak Alzheimer') this will be my second feature that will open the renowned festival, and I must say I'm quite proud. I'm already looking forward to the 14th of October and convinced that it will be a beautiful and exciting evening".
Creditsdirector: Erik Van Looy
composer: John Frizzell
producer: Hilde De Laere
screenplay: Bart De Pauw (Screenplay And Story) & Wesley Strick (Screenplay)
Editor: Eddie Hamilton
Cinematography: Nicolas Karakatsanis
sound: Peter Flamman & Wart Wamsteker
production company: Woestijnvis
More infodialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: United States of America - Belgium
ERIK VAN LOOY (1962): Dr. Tritsmans (short 1988), Yuppies (short 1991), Ad Fundum (1993), Shades (1999), De Zaak Alzheimer (2003), Loft (2008), The Loft (2014).
Technical Specsformat: DCP