A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.

Director:

Julien Leclercq

Writers:

Jérémie Guez, Julien Leclercq (collaboration)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Lukas
Sami Bouajila ... Maxim Zeroual
Sveva Alviti ... Lisa Zaccherini
Sam Louwyck ... Jan Dekkers
Kevin Janssens ... Geert
Kaaris Kaaris ... Omar
Alice Verset Alice Verset ... Sarah
Dimitri 'Vegas' Thivaios ... Agresseur boîte de nuit
Damien Buffard Damien Buffard ... Chimiste hollandais
Maria Bortot Maria Bortot ... Institutrice de Sarah
Manou Kersting ... Intermédiaire antiquaire
Eric Castex Eric Castex ... Homme de main Zeroual
Carlos Schram ... Homme Zeroual 2
Olivier Prémel Olivier Prémel ... Homme Zeroual 3
Laurent D'Elia Laurent D'Elia ... Patron night-club
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Storyline

The hero independently raises his little daughter and works as a security guard in a nightclub. Work is simple, enough to live. At night, he is on duty, and during the day he can communicate with the girl, because he loves her so much. Once in a bar, a terrible fight takes place, the hero has to intervene, but the consequences were sad. As a result, he finds himself in a police station, and then he is sentenced to prison. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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It was announced in January that filming would take place in Dinant. The production announces however that the places did not correspond to the expectations of the production. The shots finally take place in Namur, another city in the Walloon Region. See more »

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RAW,GRIM,GRITTY & DARK!!! PROBABLY VAN DAMME'S BEST PERFORMANCE.
25 June 2019 | by lukem-52760See all my reviews

The Bouncer is an extremely grim & gloomy dark tale of a single father who works nights at sleazy clubs as a bouncer,but can't wait to get home to see his daughter.

This is a very dark story,realism is splashed all over this Drama/Thriller & van damme gives probably his greatest performance of his career!!! I like most grew up watching his 80's & 90's action films & have always been a huge fan of his as i am of Schwarzenegger & Stallone, so IT'S really nice to see van damme in a way long overdue "Good movie" even though it's another straight to dvd B-movie it's made with depth & character.

Van damme play's Lucas as a very lost & damaged man who only lives for his daughter. The music is sometimes sad & dreary, it suits the gritty & grim tone perfectly as does the cinematography that captures the depressing surroundings.

A fantastic performance from van damme & a good solid gritty & violent story,just the ending ruined it abit for me but this is a way better than most direct to dvd films & a million times better than nearly all of steven seagal's dvd flicks.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English | Flemish | Dutch | Italian

Release Date:

22 August 2018 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$530,496
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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