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Max Havelaar (1976)
"Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij" (original title)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Faber ...
Sacha Bulthuis ...
Tine
Adendu Soesilaningrat ...
Regent (as E.M. Adenan Soesilaningrat)
Maruli Sitompul ...
Demang
Krijn ter Braak ...
Verbrugge
Carl van der Plas ...
Resident
Rima Melati ...
Mevrouw Slotering
...
Joop Admiraal ...
Slotering
Frans Vorstman ...
Gouverneur-generaal
Piet Burnama ...
Djaska (as Pitradjaja Burnama)
Herry Lantho ...
Saïdjah
Leo Beyers ...
Droogstoppel
Nenny Zulaini ...
Adinda
Minih bin Misan ...
Saïdjah's vader
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An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of touch he really is, and it doesn't take long for things to go from bad to worse. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Peter Faber got a new set of dentures during filming, but director Fons Rademakers insisted he put the old ones back in because the new pair made his face look different. See more »

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When Saidjah's brother chases the KNIL-soldiers, he is shot down with one shot. While falling, his forehead is intact. On the ground, you see a bullethole between his eyes See more »

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Referenced in The Late Late Lien Show: Episode #1.3 (1979) See more »

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Public Domain?
27 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to rent the DVD of this film from a place in Portland, Oregon. They had a copy of the original and seemed to believe the film had been placed in the public domain, available to be copied. You might want to check on that yourself. If that is true, it could be that you would be able to purchase a copy yourself. I'm not sure how the law of public domain applies to films created the 1980's since I would imagine the copyright would have been renewed somehow by 2008. Does anyone else have information regarding this?

I had not heard of this film before visiting this rental place but was looking for the films of Verhoeven when I stumbled on this one directed by Fons Rademakers. It seemed especially apropos since both my parents were Dutch-Indonesian and their parents were part of the latter days of Dutch colonial culture. It wasn't until Indonesian independence that my grandparents were persuaded to leave that beautiful land for the rainy gloomy weather of the Netherlands. After 25 years in the humid summers and bitter winters of Detroit, I ended up in Portland, where the weather is much more like Holland. Go figure!


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