Clean Hands review – drug-dealing goes Dutch

A laudable lead performance and some good action sequences elevate this heavy-handed drugs thriller by director Tjebbo Penning

Surely, there must be some contractual reason why this punnet of greasy genre junk-food cinema from the Netherlands is getting a theatrical release in the UK. After all, it’s highly doubtful there will be more of handful of punters interested in seeing it here, unless perhaps a fleet of buses containing Dutch holiday-makers decide to camp next to a multiplex showing it and find themselves with nothing else to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Should that happen, they would be rewarded with a committed, laudably nuanced performance from Thekla Reuten as the see-no-evil wife of Jeroen van Koningsbrugge’s middle-management drug dealer. After years of trying to look the other way, Reuten’s Sylvia finally admits to herself that her husband is a violent psychopath whose line of work is
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