HEAVEN INTO HELL

By Tbd

TCF FILM - as PROD

Thriller - Development 2013

Two violent criminals, fresh out of a London prison, travel to Amsterdam to take over the international criminal underworld for three reasons only: Wealth, Weapons & Women.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tbd
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul DE VRIJER
    • Synopsis
    • ‘Heaven into Hell’ opens with chaos. A club, lit by fire and gunshots, red on the walls, whores screaming: Hell on earth. A monologue philosophizes the paradox of hell, how you cannot punish those who love to sin. “Instead, what if we are all already in hell, dead without knowing. And the devil is just having a laugh?”
      Flashback to their youths. Leads J and R are introduced. J, a poverty stricken, but intelligent South African kid has seen too much violence and pain with his young eyes, born leader, gets suckered in a drugs transport to the UK. Upon arrival, he gets arrested and tossed into London juvy. R’s an England born rebellious psycho, but gets into fights with his father (protecting his sister) and (eventually) disowned, for which he murders him. Both meet in London Juvy, at first mortal enemies in this cesspit, but eventually they establish mutual respect and start their own crime ring. J has a clear head on his shoulder, perspective, while R philosophizes a lot, sees things from a different perspective. Talks about entitlement and how they should get what they deserve.
      At their release (a scant 10 years later, both round 30) they immediately set sail for The Netherlands, where they will get the three things they so desire: Wealth, weapons & women.
      R describes Amsterdam as a criminal Heaven. The police are soft. Criminals are laughable, hardly anyone speaks dutch and it’s basically a ‘free-for-all’. He uses biblical allegories. Sees whores as angels, etc. Their plan is simple:
      Weapons:- Obtain weapons by robbing from the Middle Easterns. (Led by the Cherub)
      Women: - Take over the ‘Paradise’ club from the Eastern Europeans. (Get the angels on their side)
      Wealth:- Go up against the Big Man himself who controls the drugrings and illegal casino’s.
      Their goal will be hard to reach, they will struggle with traitors, police break ins and eventually they will even have to face each other. For there can be only one Devil.
      “Good will never beat evil. Evil will eventually destroy itself, all good has to do is endure”
    • Partners & financing
    • TCF Film (Producing)
      Private Equity: € 2M
    • Production schedule
    • Script: until April 2012
      Development: until January 2013
      Pre-production: until March 2013
      Principal Photography: April-May 2013
      Post Production: Until Oktober 2013
      Completed: November 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2013
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