MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,160 this week

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

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 666 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Paul Verhoeven reveals next film to be ...?
| Twitch

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 30 May 2011
 
a list of 162 titles
created 21 Feb 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 14 Jul 2013
 
a list of 256 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 103 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Max Havelaar" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Max Havelaar (1976)

Max Havelaar (1976) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Max Havelaar.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman
Oeroeg (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Durtch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Hylkema
Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Rik Launspach, Martin Schwab
Mira (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a small and conservative West-Flemish village opposing the construction of a bridge over the Scheldt.

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Carlos van Lanckere
Lucía (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930's, and the 1960's.

Director: Humberto Solás
Stars: Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Black anti-apartheid activist and British engineer are forced to run from South African secret police.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard. It turns out the parachutist bears a remarkable ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Lex Schoorel, Nan Los, Van Doude
Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie 1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Gielgud, Maria Schell
Darlings! (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Ruud van Hemert
Stars: Peter Faber, Geert de Jong, Akkemay
Spetters (1980)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk, Toon Agterberg
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a woman's love for two young men. Antwerp, 1940. Lieve marries Adriaan, a Flemish idealist who is drawn towards Germany by the occupation to the Eastern Front. She shelters the... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux
Stars: Marie-Christine Barrault, Rutger Hauer, Roger Van Hool
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Well to do business man Pierre falls for the unpredictable and free spirited Toni. The begin a relationship, despite the fact that she's living with another man who is the father of her child.

Director: Herbert Curiel
Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Rutger Hauer, Riet Henius
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: George Kaczender
Stars: Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer
Edit

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
Piet Burnama ...
Djaska (as Pitradjaja Burnama)
Herry Lantho ...
Saïdjah
Nenny Zulaini ...
Adinda
Sofia W.D. ...
Babu
Minih bin Misan ...
Saïdjah's vader
...
Frans Vorstman ...
Gouverneur-generaal
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 September 1976 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Max Havelaar  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When critics noticed that the Indonesian language spoken in the film was modern Malay instead of the dialects of 1860, director Fons Rademakers countered that the Dutch language heard in the film was also more modern than the way it would have sounded in the original time frame. See more »

Goofs

When the movie starts, a trumpeter plays the Dutch national anthem, the "Wilhelmus". But in 1850, that was not yet the Dutch anthem. See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
compelling
3 September 1999 | by (Helsinki) – See all my reviews



This film works. It gives a realistic, grim depiction of life in a European colony, namely Indonesia. The description of web of hypocrisy of church-going Dutch and the utmost repression the natives under their rule endure. People who derive benefits from others misery and use powerful denial mechanisms to evade from the truth. Max Havelaar was a man, the film makers and writers seem to love - a beacon of hope. One stand up guy who resists succumbing to the mire of human power struggles and utmost cruelty towards other people, in a situation where he has the position to wield unquestionable power. In this he reminds of Josef Schindler who also found some humanity in a dire, cruel situation. This film also matches John Sayles' "Men With Guns" in portraying human cruelty.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
copy of the movie available? pobusch
Discuss Max Havelaar (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?