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Jack Wouterse ...
Temmink
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David
Herman Gilis ...
The Master
Will van Kralingen ...
Yvonne Bouhali
Joe Montana ...
Goliath
Martin Schwab ...
Saddam
Sanneke Bos ...
Ellen
Hans Veerman ...
Judge
Toine van Peperstraten ...
Dink Bergstra
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Richard Parel
Victor Löw ...
Henk de Boer
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Mr. Bakker
Ingrid Desmet ...
Ingrid
Martijn Nieuwerf ...
Skater
Harriet Stroet ...
Milushka
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Somewhere in the near future, exists 'the Arena'. Here men with an 'aggression-gene' with which they want to live no longer, are being admitted to fulfil their wish to die. Through fights to the death, televised by the commercial sports channel, lives are being ended before one's time. Temmink, one of the gladiators, wins his first fight, finds a friend in a colleague and falls in love with one of the prostitutes. He becomes a national hero and loses his will to die. But, once admitted to the 'The Arena', there is no return... Written by Dennis Jansen <dennisj@dds.nl>

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Bloodsport Dutch Style? No, much better!
27 October 1998 | by (Haarlem, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have had the pleasure of seeing this beauty in the sneak preview. The movie depicts a future where people care even less about each other and life in general than they do know. The government's policy towards euthanasia and the public's demand for extreme fights result in a cage fight tournament in which sentenced criminals can choose to participate, brought to the public by a very commercial sports broadcast. The movie has got it all, action, humour and even the one ingredient no Dutch movie can't seem to do without: sex. Strangely this movie seems to have gone straight to video.


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