Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

(Het Tweede Gelaat)


Year: 2017
Country: BELGIUM
Run Time: 122 minutes


The discovery of a gruesome mass grave indicates the work of a particularly deranged serial killer. The victims are young women and all are missing their heads. The two detectives assigned to the case are complete opposites. Eric works strictly by the book, while Freddy prefers his instincts over rules. When a young female psychiatrist narrowly survives becoming the next victim, Freddy sees her as the key to the case. But the doctor’s drug use and Freddy’s more-than-professional interest in her may be fogging the real investigation. The urgency to find the killer is being complicated by a baffling mound of facts and Freddy’s certainty that his instincts are correct. Meanwhile, a maniac methodically stalks their next victim, with murder in their heart and a freezer full of heads. From the start, CONTROL rams the detective thriller into high gear and keeps it there. Seamlessly blending violence, emotion, and eroticism, CONTROL never slackens the suspense or gives away its secrets. It keeps you guessing until the final, bloody moments. (In Dutch with subtitles) —C.R.

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Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 11:20 AM

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Jan Verheyen

Jan Verheyen was born in Temse, Belgium in 1963. He studied at the Sint-Jozef-Klein-Seminarie in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and began his film career at the age of 18 as the co-organizer and programmer of the Knokke-Heist Film Festival. In addition to filmmaking, Verheyen has worked as the program director for VTM (Flemish Television Company) and as the co-founder of Belgian film distributor Independent Films.

Boys (1992), The Little Death (1996), Everything Must Go (1996), Team Spirit (2000), Alias (2002), Team Spirit 2 (2003), Gilles (2005), Missing Persons Unit (2007), Cut Loose (2008)–CIFF33, Dossier K. (2009), Zot van A. (2010), Het vonnis (2013), F.C. De Kampioenen 2: Jubilee general (2015), F.C. De Kampioenen 3: Kampioenen Forever (2017), CONTROL (2017)

Peter Bouckaert

Carl Joos

Danny Elsen

Philippe Ravoet

Principal Cast
Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Sofie Hoflack, Marcel Hensema, Greg Timmermans

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