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Loft is a 2008 Belgian erotic mystery film directed by Erik Van Looy and written by Bart De Pauw, starring an ensemble cast of notable Flemish actors.

Directed by Erik Van Looy
Produced by Hilde De Laere
Written by Bart De Pauw
Music by Wolfram de Marco
Cinematography Danny Elsen
Edited by Philippe Ravoet
Distributed by Independent Films
Release date
  • 22 October 2008 (2008-10-22) (Belgium)
Running time
118 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Dutch
Budget 3.2 million



Five married men share ownership of an upmarket loft, which they use to discreetly meet their respective mistresses. When the body of a murdered woman is found in that loft, the men begin to suspect each other of having committed the gruesome crime, as they are the only ones with keys to the premises. Through flashbacks, which are intertwined by scenes from the present, the story is unravelled.



Portions of the movie were shot in Ostend in January 2008. The building where the loft is situated is in Antwerp, next to the river Scheldt. A teaser trailer was released in May.


By 19 February 2009, Loft was the most successful Flemish film ever at the box office with at the time 1,082,480 visitors, passing the previous record holder, Stijn Coninx' Koko Flanel.[1]


In 2011, Van Looy began production on an American remake of Loft. The remake stars Karl Urban (who replaced Patrick Wilson), James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, and Schoenaerts (reprising his role from the original) and was released theatrically on January 30, 2015.


  1. ^ "'Loft' breekt record van 'Koko Flanel'" (in Dutch). Belgium: De Standaard. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 

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