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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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A relevant film, again
17 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film once, thirty years ago, when it first came out. It was regarded as avantgarde at the time, and was shown in a small "alternative" movie theaters in Aarhus, Denmark. I have never forgotten the power of this film, and can remember it in amazing detail, in particular the ending. No, it's not a happy film, full of complete heroes who win the day. It is like the world today, and is as relevant now as it was then. I can remember that it was one of the rare films that did not have a musical score. The sound was what actually took place; the sound of machinery,walking, the weather, music played in the film. It is sad that this seems to have become a forgotten film. I don't know one other person who has seen this film. It is unknown and unavailable in all the local movie rental places. Not even Netflex had a copy. I would love to see this film again, and if anyone knows how to get a copy I hope they post that info here. Brian


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