Body LanguageOctober 5, 2011
An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled…
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 3.4/10 (188 voted)
Stars: Floris Bosveld, Lorenzo van Velzen Bottazzi, Chandler Bullock
An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what they've done. They have no money, no plan and no crew. But… They came to dance so there is only one thing to do. Together they form a new crew and do everything they can to enter the contest they came for. In the mean time… they have to survive two weeks in New York without any cash.
Lorenzo van Velzen Bottazzi
Rhythm Takes Control
Release Date: 5 October 2011
Filming Locations: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Box Office Details
Can The Netherlands compete with Hollywood? Yes, we can!
I was, admittedly, very sceptical when I first heard of this film. A
Dutch film basically taking on the successful Step Up-franchise is a
big challenge, especially as it will take an enormous amount of effort
to persuade the sceptics who believe that it doesn't get any better
than Step Up. What more can one do than create a film that is full of
great music (and I dislike R&B!), loads of dancing with quite an
impressive array of brilliant moves and attractive leads? Well, how
about making sure that all scenes are wonderfully lit and beautifully
shot and editing the film in such a way that you can immediately see
that these people really are great dancers, rather than trying to fool
the audience with cheap editing tricks? Even the script is better than
you would expect. It wastes no time on its strange premise and doesn't
try to keep us wondering if this group of misfits is going to succeed.
The story lines aren't particularly original, but it's quite refreshing
to see a film in which dancing is not presented as a solution to all
the problems, but as a means of expressing who you are and what you
feel. In the end it's not the victory that counts, but the pains, the
hardships, the love and friendship you meet along the way. This isn't
highbrow stuff by any means, but dance flicks really don't get any
better than this.