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Max Havelaar (1976)

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

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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
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
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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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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 »

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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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Powerful, beautiful, unforgettable
21 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this is one of the most powerful, beautiful and magnificent movies ever made, on every possible level: the way the story has been adapted from the book, to its incredible cinematography, character depiction, and the sensitive awareness of the complexities in the situation it describes, i.e., the finally brutal Dutch colonizing of Indonesia.

The contrasts between the beauty of the islands and its people with the horror of the disastrous situations brought on by the Dutch, are enormously moving and emotionally wrenching. Be careful about seeing it: it may change your life, as the book it was based on started to change Holland's awareness of the price, to themselves and the people of the islands, of its exploitation of these defenseless peoples. Never seen anything better, really.


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