Nothing to Lose (2008)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A desperate criminal's delusions send him on a deadly chase in this Dutch thriller. Johan (Theo Maassen) is serving time for murder and sexual assault, but is convinced that he would go free if his mother would appeal to the parole board on his behalf. However, another hearing comes and goes without Johan being released, so he breaks out of prison and sets out to find his mom. Johan kills his grandmother when she refuses to tell him where mother can be found, and on the run from authorities he takes a hostage, a pretty teenage girl named Tessa (Lisa Smit). Despite her initial fears, Tessa begins to feel sympathetic towards Johan, but when a meeting with his mother takes a turn for the worse, Tessa is shocked into awareness of how dangerous her situation really is. TBS (aka Nothing To Lose) was screened in competition at the 2008 Rotterdam Film Festival.