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De vliegende Hollander (1995)

Late 16th century, persecuted protestantism and general dissatisfaction with the Catholic Habsburg rule in the Netherlands lead to large-scale plundering and vandalizing of churches, only ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
René Groothof ...
Hollander
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Lotte
René van 't Hof ...
Dwerg
Gene Bervoets ...
Zoon van Netelneck
Gerard Thoolen ...
Gevangenisdirecteur
Willy Vandermeulen ...
Netelneck
Michiel Groothof ...
Kleine Hollander
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Hoedelaar
Ingrid De Vos ...
Moeder Hollander
Senne Rouffaer ...
Hennetaster
Bert André ...
Cackpot
Niels Vandormael ...
Kleine Netelneck
Ronald de Keersmaeker ...
Jonge zoon Netelneck
Daniel Emilfork ...
Ketterjager
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Campanelli
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Late 16th century, persecuted protestantism and general dissatisfaction with the Catholic Habsburg rule in the Netherlands lead to large-scale plundering and vandalizing of churches, only harshening the Spanish Inquisition, sparkling the Eighty Years War. Flanders, 1568: Italian minstrel Campanelli tells he followed a Dutchman, the robber of a golden chalice, but failed to prevent him being taken -after banging a country-girl- by the men of a rigid farmer Netelneck, who has him tied-up inside a huge shit-container. After Campanelli frees him, the gold stays inside, and the Dutchman is killed, but the minstrel turns to offer the paying audience a happier version. Seven years later, he scares the Dutchman's posthumous son into bringing him food and convinces the kid he can fly, like his dad, who is on a grand ship, but fails to drag the gold out and is blinded and chased by Netelneck. Fourteen years later, the minstrel returns and tricks Netelneck into diving after the gold himself so ... Written by KGF Vissers

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11 May 1995 (Netherlands)  »

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The Flying Dutchman  »

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At the time of its release, it was the most expensive Dutch movie ever made (a record that has since been broken by Black Book (2006)). Due to its commercial failure, it is one of the biggest box office bombs in Dutch history. See more »

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An utterly mesmerizing nightmare.
17 January 2003 | by (Valkenvania) – See all my reviews

Good acting, really, this Picture contains chiefly truly creditable performances. The one who experiences 'De Vliegende Hollander' cannot be narrow-minded of course, it's a long journey which You should enjoyed, because it's a vast emotional realm - filled with anger, trembling pain, fear, unspeakable beauty, laughter, treason, hopelessness and hope in the very same piece. You might love it or loathe it, some find it a trifle odd, but there's one thing that You must consider as a plainly wrong one - NOT GIVING IT A CHANCE. You'll catch Yourself being completely transfixed my dear Fellow. Thumbs up for this synonym of the fabulous gem which gets You closer to the secret of dreams, this ambiguous and artistic piece will show You what dreams are made of. I hope, it doesn't sound too indistinct. It's a long time now, since I've seen 'De Vliegende Hollander' and I am afraid that I am not... exaggerating, right now with my bloody, oh but how sincere fascination! I am Still able to recall 'tears of joy' after watching this One. Okay enough...! See You, Enjoy / Check It Out!

Quote of the day: The Way Is Made Clear When Viewed From Above.


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