In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives... (155 mins.)
Love Is All
The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas. (110 mins.)
A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying... (114 mins.)
De Bende van Oss
Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved. (112 mins.)
Het bittere kruid
15 year old Sara, a Jewish girl living in the Netherlands during the German occupation slowly begins to realize the danger she and her family are in... (89 mins.)
Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies... (95 mins.)
(2003 TV Movie)
Four old college friends in their forties come together in a time of trouble and despair. Old joy relives, but the harsh reality of their problems can't satisfy them and eventually endangers their friendships. (108 mins.)
Four friends reunite at middle age. One is about to become a Secretary of Foreign Affairs, one is a theatre director, one was a lawyer but recently snapped finding himself in his underpants in Barcelona and than under psychological treatment, one is working in the art archives of the city.
The last one became paintings out of the archive, as birthay presents. Became or sole, that is unclear. Now the paintings turn out to become very valuable, they want them back. His quest is to keep the paintings of which he already sold four. The lawyer helps him and sees this as a chance to recover after his treatment. The director has a fling with the daughter of the state secretary to be and is a total ass, but loyal. The state secretary is weak in his human interaction, especially with his own family.
The state secretary drops his help to the record keeper to save his own skin. His real character finally shows. The record keeper than sees only one escape and kills himself. The director continues his fling with the daughter of the state secretary. The state secretary becomes an under state secretay of culture, which he feels as a demotion. The lawyer no longer is clean. ” - klontenkoker
In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma. (110 mins.)
An older film critic's life is interrupted by an unexpected visitor. (110 mins.)
Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them. (90 mins.)
A rather a-social family, gets a chance to live in an upper-class neighborhood. As they are not accepted by the snobs living there, they get in all sorts of trouble. (111 mins.)
The Happy Housewife
After giving birth to her first child, a happily married woman sees her picture-perfect life spiral out of control. (100 mins.)
The Hell of '63
When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The... (108 mins.)
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny? (108 mins.)
A nun escapes the convent to discover the real world outside. Her parents however believe that she's kidnapped. (95 mins.)
The story of a Jewish man, escaped from Berlin in the beginning of WW 2, now an owner of an Amsterdam ice cream parlor... (92 mins.)
Movie based on the events showing the first signs of the upcoming holocaust, in which many dutch participated. But the movie also shows how the neighbourhood stood up for each other.
The story makes up for the overacting. ” - klontenkoker
A Thousand Kisses
After a death in the family turns his world upside down, an introverted young novelist struggles to maintain his relationship with his successful girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs. (122 mins.)
A serial adulterer faces his demons when his loving wife falls severely ill. (113 mins.)
Crusade in Jeans
After using his mother's newly built time machine, Dolf gets stuck in the year 1212. He ends up in a... (125 mins.)
Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the... (105 mins.)
*Major spoiler alert*
This is quit a "typical" dutch movie. It starts with a murder while karaokeing on André Hazes, followed by a non taboo discussion about how to get pregnant.
A cop discovers that one of his collegues must be a snitch. It turns out that the local penoze has connections with his friend and collegue. His friend and collegue played by Thomas Acda, introduces him to the penoza boss, because they want to have the name of a leak on their side. He refuses to give the name, but taped the conversation. The penoza boss sends him a threat through his wife, who loses her unborn child because of the beating she got. His revenge is a hollywood solution in a dutch movie: he chases them, alone, killing the criminal who shot the penoza boss through the troat. Acda, because he introduced the good cop, is invited for a short trip. ” - klontenkoker
Het leven uit een dag
What if you lived your entire life in one day? And you'd have, but one time, to enjoy each moment: the first kiss... (94 mins.)
A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them... (95 mins.)
Classic dutch movie about a lift a.k.a. elevator which starts to develop a life on its own, induced by the bio-chips used for the heart of the lift: the computer which regulates everything.
The part of discovering the situation by Huub Stapel, takes the better part of the movie. If he would have conversated with his wife, she wouldn't have left him.
Special effects like the head being cur off bythe lift are poor, even for 80's standards. Still an enjoyable classic. ” - klontenkoker
Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder. (118 mins.)
Five best friends, all married, decide to share a loft apartment. (108 mins.)
It had to happen once: I had to watch this version of Loft kowing the belgium version is better. And it is, the characters in this version are a little less balanced as are the belgium ones.
Five friends buy or rent a loft together, in order to be able to cheat on their wives in all privacy. However, one day a woman is found dead. One of the five made love with the young sister of one, the wice of an other and the dream woman of a third of the friends. They frame him, since the woman had comitted suicide and with some extra's added could put him away for years.
However, the woman was not dead when they added the extra's, so it became a real murder. But the suicide attempt wasn't even real, since the jealous friend had staged that as part of his masterplan to take revenge on his friend who always gets the best girls. ” - klontenkoker
One hour before the State Opening of Parliament, something very unusual happens. The Prime Minister... (100 mins.)
The Girl with the Red Hair
The story of Hannie Schaft, Dutch Resistance, told in flashback as they try to bring collaborators and criminals to justice in 1945. (110 mins.)
Dutch movie about the life of Hannie Schaft, killed age 25 a few weeks before the end of the war because she had shot several germans and collaborators. Black and white adds to the drama. ” - klontenkoker
Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license. (90 mins.)
New Kids Turbo
Five friends from 'Maaskantje' are getting fired because of the economic crisis. They decide that they won't pay for anything anymore. (84 mins.)
In a small village, people's lives intersect frequently and in unexpected ways. Plagge, a postal worker who spies on other locals by reading their mail. His breaches of privacy expose the numerous secrets that the people in town keep. (108 mins.)
Edgar is a waiter in a mediocre restaurant, where clients and even his mistress prove abusive, while... (97 mins.)
Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Dutch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia... (114 mins.)
Winter in Wartime
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot. (103 mins.)
A boy in wartime Holland discovers that not all those who seem good are what they are, as are the bad. Rescuing a crashed pilot in the proces.
Nice thing about dutch movies: the english speak enlish, the german german and the dutch dutch. Why? Because they normally do... ” - klontenkoker
Op hoop van zegen
Young Barend is worried about the safety of the sailing vessel he is on. The owner is an unscrupulous... (93 mins.)
1944. Resistance-fighter Bakker gets send to a prison in Leeuwarden by the Gestapo. There he and other resistance-fighters are about to be rescued in a giant prison escape by their companions. (98 mins.)
A tribute to the Resistance in the Netherlands. Classic dutch war movie, filmed in the right atmosphere of those days, read: without the Hollywood glamour. ” - klontenkoker
After the passing of his wife, a man learns he is infirtile and their son cannot be his. (100 mins.)
Phileine Says Sorry
Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career... (95 mins.)
The Polish Bride
Polish deceived woman hides from pimps on a Dutch farm, and shares an intriguing romance with the farmer. (89 mins.)
(2009 TV Movie)
More than 30 years after the dramatic ending of a train hijack five people involved meet each other on a television show... (81 mins.)
Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected. (102 mins.)
Movie is about three maroccan friends , going to Marocco with an old mercedes. The car is a gift from his father, but is just an excuse to meet the girl one of them is supposed to marry. But he falls in love with a hitchhiker he learns to know better during a short stay in Barcelona.
He meets his future bride, who he will not marry, since his love for the hitchhiker is too big.
Nice conversations between the three, of which two don't have real carrier opportunities. They stall the acceptance of this fact by starting a restaurant, which already takes two years without noticable result. The trips turns out to be a revelation for their future and their friendship. ” - klontenkoker
Distraught is a Dutch film from 2008 by Dave Schram at the scenario of Mary Peters among others Marius Gottlieb... (115 mins.)
Luckily he didn't drive his aheart attacked father to the hospital. Every boy would have overpowerd the grumpy teacher. No police officer would ever fine a boy for joyriding when he saves a life with that. Unnecessary plot twist. Monique vd Ven in one of her worst performances.
Anorexia as theme was ok. Girls know how to cover these things up. ” - klontenkoker
Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
Jacky seems to be the tough guy, working for the hormon maffia in Belgium. A policeman gets killed and the the guys hired to dispose of the car just sold the parts. The police finds the car and gets closer to the gang. But Diederik, an old friend warns him for the upcoming police raid. Diederik is informer, taking the easy way out, as he did when he saw Jacky's balls gruwesomely squashed by the son of a notorious beef trader. The trader is part of the gang too, so lots of mixed emotions.
Jacky, although ballless is in love with his youth crush, who works in a perfume shop. She finds out he almost killed a guy who flirted with her and doesn't want to see him anymore. He visits her at home after he escapes the police raid. But she calls the police, which comes and gets him. But he so drugged up himself, he probably committed suicide by doing that. But in his last moments, he snaps and although arrested dies a free man.
One of Belgiums finest. Very good acting, intrigueing story. The flash backs of Jacky's youth are chilling. The end was a bit weird though. But you really get a good feel for the mixture of rage and helplessness Jacky experiences his whole life and progressively increases to a climax. ” - klontenkoker
A peaceful family-life is suddenly disturbed when the children enter puberty. The children take over the house and ban their parents from their lives. (101 mins.)
The haunting search to discover why fifteen-year old Jessie was murdered by her closest friends. (91 mins.)
Losely based on the murder of Maja Bradaric. Nice crew, but the movie doesn't take enough time to exploit the full potential of this story. ” - klontenkoker
A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands... (82 mins.)
A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart. (102 mins.)
Briliant movie about euthanasia. Simon has an always optimistic character. And he can say anything to anyone. But cancer in the brain makes him decide to choose his end in stead of let the cancer choose for him. The movie shows it is everyones individual choise to choose yourself, for youself, about yourself.
So well acted by Cees Geel, splendid performance of a dutch actor I didn't know before. ” - klontenkoker
A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5. (85 mins.)
Soldier of Orange
During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands. (155 mins.)
The at least 5th time I watched this movie, still entertaining. Nice to see Hauer, Faber, De Gooijer and Krabbé in their younger years. Frat boys becoming spies for the English, based in the true story of Eric Hazelhoff. ” - klontenkoker
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
A dutch girl and a belgian man are on a holiday trp to France. At a petrol station, Saskia is obducted and never heard from.
The kidnapper reacts to Rex's appearances on national television, travels to Amsterdam and takes him to France. He gives Rex the choice: leave and never know what happened to Saskia, or drink a cup of coffee with dissolved sleeping medicin in it and he will understands everything. He wakes up and immediately knows what happened to Saskia, because the same is happening to him.
Nice movie, although the story line is somewhat jumpy. The characters are interesting, liked the beard. ” - klontenkoker
The young woman Laura Fischer has a session with a psychologist. The session begins with Laura telling... (82 mins.)
During the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, a young woman and a naval officer search for her lost infant son. (96 mins.)
A bit disappointing movie, since the 1953 storm is more stage for than subject of the movie.
A woman loses her bastard son during the storm. She starts searching for him, not trusting any of her neighbours, since she was an outcast because of her bastard son.
Turns out, a woman who lost her child took hers, after someone found it and saved it.
After 18 years luckily, she meets him.
Movie misses speed, subject is the search for a lost child, where as most characters are unidimensional and a bit cliche. Missed opportunity. ” - klontenkoker
The Purse Snatcher
Alex is very close to his elderly grandmother partly because his busy parents seem to have little or no time for him... (96 mins.)
Temmink: The Ultimate Fight
Somewhere in the near future, exists 'the Arena'. Here men with an 'aggression-gene' with which they want to live no longer... (90 mins.)
The Dark House
A woman tries to escape a stalker by moving with her children to her sister's isolated beach house. (110 mins.)
Forced into early retirement, a single father sets out to find his teenage daughter when she and her boyfriend go missing on holiday in Namibia. (100 mins.)
it takes the movie a long time to get to the climax: his trip to Namibia is just a cover up for the gruwesome murder of his daughter and her lover. The little black kid turns out to be a killer? Does he have MPS? Or is he a pedophile? All is unclear at the end of the movie, not adding to it. ” - klontenkoker
Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy... (108 mins.)
Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany. (137 mins.)
Van de koele meren des doods
Tragic story of a wealthy woman whose sexual desires change her into a prostitute, working on the streets of Paris during the 1880s. (120 mins.)
Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime. (83 mins.)
Too Fat Too Furious
Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son... (88 mins.)
The 4th Man
A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. (102 mins.)
Een vlucht regenwulpen
Maarten, a bachelor living with his terminally ill mother, is haunted by a nightmare in which God tells... (93 mins.)
I tend to think that religion is the equivalent of stopping with thinking by yourself, so I am a little bit biased towards this movie.
Maarten was born in a black stockings religiuos family. Raised in the way of the bible, he is 34, lives with his dying mother and is still virgin. He dreams he has to "know" a woman within a week or else he will die. He fancies his assistant but is too shy and clumsy to approach her. Her or any woman. He goes to a conference in Switserland where he meets Adrienne, who seemed to like him and he actually speaks with her. But his womanizing best friend and Adrienne, well...
Martha is his youth love, but he doesn't dare approach her. His one and only lifetime friend and womanizer Huub cannot persuade him to talk to her. Her or any girl. Ths makes him the mockery of the school so he gets bullied. But the one time he fights back, Martha sees the fight and despises him. He is traumatised by it, not the least because he discovers that his womanizing best friend and Martha, well....
As a former christian raised in similar conditions, I remember the impact both the book and the movie had. On our christian school it was forbidden to read the book for the final exams, although the book being a master piece of Dutch literature. Those days in those families, god was indisputable, as were the minister, the teacher and the parents. They all interpret the bible as they see fit.
Great scene is the scene in which the elders come to visit his mother. How dogmatic and utterly arrogant can people be.
Title refers to the flock of birds he sees when his mother dies, symbolizing his mothers spirit leaving the body. ” - klontenkoker
For a Lost Soldier
Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy. (92 mins.)
Three friends live an anguished existence in a small village by the sea. Al three want to break loss. Motorcycling, music and partying gives temporary satisfaction, but no solution. (115 mins.)
A woman gets off a train by mistake and finds herself stranded alone with a peculiar man who doesn't even speak her language. (96 mins.)
After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam... (91 mins.)
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Nice movie about occupied Netherlands at the end of the war. Suspense, realistic action and a bit morality make this one of the best dutch movies ever made. Carice proves again she is the best dutch actress. ” - klontenkoker
Nothing to Lose
A man convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence. (88 mins.)
Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division. (120 mins.)
Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear
Bumble the Bear (Olivier Bommel) finds an egg that, it turns out, has a cute little dragon in it. However, this dinosaur grows huge every time it is upset. As this causes a lot of problems, Ollie Bommel has to face a difficult dilemma. (84 mins.)
The Memory of a Killer
Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer. (123 mins.)
When Eva opens her eyes a young girl finds herself chained terrified for being abused. Her fears become reality in a way no one could ever imagine. (94 mins.)
“ 24-02-12 ” - klontenkoker
When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome... (96 mins.)
Ciske the Rat
11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher... (180 mins.)
Movie depicts how bad the influence of an abusive and neglective parent can affect a little boy, how powerless a father and a teacher can be and how preoccupied dutch society was in the 1930's. ” - klontenkoker
March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper... (94 mins.)
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible... (138 mins.)
Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter... (97 mins.)
A sea faring father, a man living on the edge of mental sanity, periodically sees his young son. During the visits... (112 mins.)
De vliegende Hollander
Late 16th century, persecuted protestantism and general dissatisfaction with the Catholic Habsburg rule... (140 mins.)
Mees has a problem. By accident he took his best friend's pocket knife home with him. Unfortunately... (90 mins.)
The Heineken Kidnapping
A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes. (127 mins.)
Losely based on the story of the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken in the eighties. Some characters are real, others are made up.
Why add these twists to the movie, why not stick to the real story, which is incredible enough. Crime as part of Dutch history.
Nice though to see Hauer play again, I missed him! ” - klontenkoker
De schippers van de Kameleon
Young twin boys receive a boat of their own by a stroke of luck. It turns out to be very fast and they use their boat to help out their friends. (100 mins.)
The twinbrothers Sietse and Hielke Klinkhamer want to raise money for their ill friend, Marieke. (105 mins.)
Een maand later
Two women decide to exchange lives when getting into contact with each other after reading a newspapers add. (100 mins.)
Hush Hush Baby
Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village... (89 mins.)
Three young Dutch amateur dirt bike motorcycle racers each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother... (120 mins.)
The Dark House
A woman tries to escape a stalker by moving with her children to her sister's isolated beach house. (110 mins.)
One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father... (103 mins.)
The Dress is a tale filled with sex, violence, comedy and drama as it follows the life of a dress. Conceived under a cloud of frustration and despair... (103 mins.)
Farmer Brand can't read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television... (95 mins.)
*Major spoiler alert*
Brand is a 45 years old farmer, living in the rurals with his dominant over aged wife only. She hires a teachter to teach him read and write. She fancies him and he fancies her, so they plan a date on eastern sunday in church. His cunning wife makes him look for easter eggs though, ruining the date.
Keet, his wife, wants him to hit on Lena, so they agree to act as brother and sister. Lena and Brand Have an affair in the same house his wife still lives. They even have to go trough her room to enter theirs.
All this to get a child, which gets born after about a year. Brand realy loves Lena and Kate, but the women hate each other. Off course Kate poisons Lena and off course Brand kills Keet
Nice minimalistic dutch atmosphere, verry good Warmerdamned. ” - klontenkoker
The Last Days of Emma Blank
A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her. (89 mins.)
I like it when the writer writes the weirdest role for himself. He plays Theo, the human dog.
Emma is dying, making her a bigger itch than she already was. She sleeps with the housekeeper, their daughter is the waitress. The cook does it with the housekeeper, the waitress with the handyman who is the son of the cook. Theo dry humps all as he is the dog.
Because Emma is such a bitch, she reaps what she sows with her uutterly negative approach to everything. The servants are not happy being treated that way. And there is a stranger in town, fancied by the waitress.
Why they all did this? Beause of the promise of a fortune to be left after Emma dies. But there is no fortune and telling that to her staf turns the tide for Emma. Theo kills the stranger and is killed himself for probably running of with the waitress. He is buried in the sam grave as his sister, Emma. ” - klontenkoker
A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive. (102 mins.)
Don't Touch My Children
A film inspired on the true story of the two abducted children of Janneke Schoonhoven. She struggled 2 years to get her abducted children back to Holland, from the father that took them to Syria. (85 mins.)
Sien is raised by her grandparents after her mother, a singer/prostitute is strangled by her father... (108 mins.)
In 1960s Holland, a teenage boy and his two upper class friends are driven to desperate measures when the petty thief they offer refuge decides to blackmail them. (90 mins.)
Based on real events, this movie is about a boy who helps two rich brothers to hide and eventualy kill a small time criminal, small in both ways. He starts to annoy the brothers and they kill him. The boy is dumped as their friend.
Story is ok, but not enough for a movie. Although the acting was not realy bad, problem is that it was so noticeable acting... ” - klontenkoker
Het gezin van Paemel
Flanders' countryside in Belgium's early decades didn't belong to the hard-working farmers, like patriarch Van Paemel... (90 mins.)