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The Memory of a Killer Details


A career criminal struggles to perform an act of street justice as he loses control of his faculties in this thriller from Belgium. Angelo Ledda (Jan Decleir) is a veteran hitman who has spent most of his life as a hired killer. Angelo decides to get out of the business when he finds he's losing his memory due to the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, but he's been offered a lucrative final assignment that involves murdering two people. Angelo initially says yes to the job, until he finds out one of his targets will be a 13-year-old girl; it goes against Angelo's principles to kill a child, and he decides not to take the assignment. However, Angelo quickly discovers his customers found someone with no such scruples; angry, he seeks vengeance against the man who would kill a young girl, and as he shoots his way through the chain of command that led to the murder, he makes the troubling discovery that the crime is tied to a cadre of powerful figures in business and politics. As Angelo struggles against his failing memory to find out who had final responsibility for the hit and why they ordered it, a pair of police detectives, Vincke (Koen de Bouw) and Verstuyft (Jan Decleir), is trying to find the link between the murders of a growing number of prominent citizens. The Memory of a Killer as initially screened in Belgium as De Zaak Alzheimer, or The Alzheimer Case. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 25, 2005


Koen de Bouw
as Eric Vincke
Werner De Smedt
as Freddy Verstuyft
Jan Decleir
as Angelo Ledda
Gene Bervoets
as Seynaeve
Jo de Meyere
as Baron Gustave de Haeck
Tom Van Dyck
as Jean de Haeck
Lucas van den Eynde
as Bob Van Camp
Geert van Rampelberg
as Tom Coemans
Hilde de Baerdemaeker
as Linda De Leenheer
Laurien van den Broeck
as Bieke Cuypers
Johan van Assche
as Van Parys
Jappe Claes
as Prosecutor Bracke
Filip Peeters
as Major De Keyzer
Babett Manalo
as Masseuse
Jan Van Looveren
as Police Motor-Cyclist
Dirk Roofthooft
as Vader Cuypers
Marc Janssen
as Chaplain
Bart Slegers
as Lemmens
Patrick Descamps
as Gilles Resnais
Els Dottermans
as Eva Van Camp
Tom Waes
as Verheyen
Jan Dyck
as Taxi Driver


Erik van Looy
Erwin Provoost
Hilde de Laere
Erik van Looy
Jef Geeraerts
Book Author
Carl Joos
Danny Elsen
Stephen Warbeck
Composer (Music Score)
Yoohan Leyssens
Johan van Essche
Art Director
Ted Mooren
Mark de Geest
Ludo Busschots
Sjef Scholte
Associate Producer
Guido Dekeyser
Associate Producer
Kristin Van Passel
Costume Designer
Geert Engels
Sound/Sound Designer
Gunter Schmid
Peter Flamman
Sound Editor