Filmfetish Friday: Margin Call, Mocros, Hors Satan

Filmfetish Friday: Margin Call, Mocros, Hors Satan

Nov 11, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
About the author
As a freelance journalist, Anouk (26) usually writes about what other people do or like. In her precious spare time she watches arthouse films. Not a few. A lot, thanks to her trusted Cineville pass. Here she can finally share her film-fetish with the world.

To watch or not to watch? I will tour around Amsterdam’s cinemas and answer this crucial question every Friday. Without mercy, of course. Sucky movies will be slaughtered, cinematographic pearls will be appreciated as such. Or the other way around. After all, good taste is in the eye of the beholder.

Margin Call

We wanted to see Margin Call in The Movies, but the projector wasn’t working (again). Suddenly we had a lot of new options. See Margin Call somewhere else or another film such as Tower Heist, the new ‘robbery comedy’ with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Only in Pathé of course, but we looked at our new options in a bigger perspective. After much time wasting we were left with only one option: Margin Call. Fine, we wanted to see it in the first place, because a film about the bank crisis of 2008 must me interesting. Especially when Kevin Spacey (hero!), Zachary Quinto (Heroes) and Jeremy Irons play in it.

To be honest, Margin Call is not that intriguing. It’s interesting to see how a big bank is going down faster and faster, we all know the story. Still, it seems like writer/director J.C. Chandor has no idea what he’s talking about, just like the guys from the big banks (the higher their position, the less they know.. which is quiet funny). If you’re interested in the crisis, see Inside Job instead. If you’re not that into the material, Tower Heist is a better option.

Watch this film in Cineville’s The Movies. And Pathé (Tuschinski and City)


There are only four cinemas in the whole country who dare to show this documentary. Film maker Roy Dames followed a group of ‘Moroccan’ street guys in Rotterdam from 2004 ’till 2011. He earned their trust and that’s an achievement on it’s own. Mocros doesn’t try to make the truth anything better than it is, Dames just registered what he saw. Many people were angry after seeing this film, because they thought that it confirmed the well-known prejudices about Moroccan youngsters. I can’t wait to see it.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Het Ketelhuis.

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Hors Satan

Some films you really want to see, but you just don’t dare to. Hors Satan is like that. This Belgian film is about a strange girl and an even stranger guy. He’s some sort of hobo who kills people in the woods, without showing any emotion. Surprise surprise, girl and guy become friends. According to Cineville, Hors Satan is an hypnotic, transcendent film, made by a film maker who wants to take his audience out of their comfort zone. I dare you.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Rialto and EYE.

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