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Release Date:
24 April 2003 (Netherlands) See more »
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Keihard En Confronterend (Rock Hard and In Your Face)
Plot:
Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Its better than average (dutch) See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Egbert Jan Weeber ... Stan Meijer

Tygo Gernandt ... Maikel Verheije
Angela Schijf ... Anna Sprengers
Mads Wittermans ... Sef
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamer Avkapan ... Rechterhand Osman
Marnie Blok ... Moeder Stan

Selma Copijn ... Kleindochter Osman (as Selma Avkapan)
Loek Ewalds ... Agent
Mark Kleuskens ... Agent
Cemil Kurtgözu ... Handlanger Osman
Pim Lambeau ... Mevr. van de Velde
Frits Lambrechts ... Dhr. van de Velde
Johnny Lion ... Johan Schreurs
Bob Noten ... Lijkschouwer
Harry van Rijthoven ... Bert Mulder
Ergun Simsek ... Hassan
Els Ingeborg Smits ... Moeder Anna

Huub Stapel ... Herbert Meijer
Diego Teixeira ... Stan (11 years)
Brader Torun ... Osman Sukur
Deryl van Mieghem ... Yuri
Joop Wittermans ... Vader Anna
Helmert Woudenberg ... Inspecteur Geukers
Bacha Chilaia ... Frank (uncredited)
Peter Post ... East-European Man (uncredited)
Ronald Schuurbiers ... East-European Man (uncredited)
Alden Susa ... Boy at funeral (uncredited)
Mike van den Akker ... Friend of Yuri (uncredited)

Directed by
Pieter Kuijpers 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pieter Kuijpers 
Paul Jan Nelissen  writer

Produced by
Hanneke Niens .... producer
Reinier Selen .... producer
Anton Smit .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paleis van Boem 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Pot 
 
Film Editing by
Job ter Burg 
 
Casting by
Nora Mullens 
 
Production Design by
Ruben Schwartz 
Robert van der Hoop 
 
Set Decoration by
Raoul Chailloux 
Barry Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Steylen 
 
Makeup Department
Carola Broekhoff .... special makeup effects artist
Rogier Samuels .... special makeup effects artist
Lia Van der Horst .... key hair stylist
Lia Van der Horst .... key makeup artist
Suzette van Rooyen .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bernadette Bout .... production manager
Chris Jorna .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richt Martens .... assistant director
Joost van Schie .... first assistant director (as Joost Van Schie)
 
Art Department
Elise Menick .... assistant property master
Taco Regtien .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Antoin Cox .... production sound mixer
Herman Pieëte .... sound re-recording mixer
Herman Pieëte .... supervising sound editor
Raoul Popma .... sound recordist
Bianca Steenhagen .... foley artist
Sil Stranders .... assistant production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Michel Jancso .... special effects technician
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
 
Stunts
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunt coordinator
Ronald Schuurbiers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick David .... assistant camera
Evelien Ham .... electrician
Thomas Kool .... electrician
Martijn Koot .... key grip
Bas Losekoot .... still photographer
Joost van Poppel .... Steadicam operator
Erik Van Wouden .... gaffer
Herman Verschuur .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Sheng Yong Cheng .... video assist operator
Roger van Zaal .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Damman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Romy de Haan .... negative cutter
Renzo Scanu .... negative scanner
John Thorborg .... colorist (special edition)
Boris Trentelman .... color timer
 
Other crew
Thijs Dehé .... production intern: post-production coordinator
Philippe Hefting .... caterer
Jascha Joseph .... location manager
Ivo Martijn .... distribution advisor
Brenda Matthijs .... publicity manager
Eric Nootebos .... production assistant
Kenzo Overbeeke .... production assistant
Michel Saleh .... caterer (as Michel Salèh)
Noumi Seguin .... production assistant
Ernie Tee .... scenario consultant
Trix van Alphen .... publicist
Maarten-Jan van der Vreede .... caterer
Sophie Werdmuller von Elgg .... postproduction assistant new release
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Van God Los" - Netherlands (original title)
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83 min
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Anachronisms: The music on the radio played during the film are tracks from the Venga Boys. The movie takes place during 1993, but the music from the Vengaboys wasn't released until 1998/99.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "Van God Los" (2011)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Its better than average (dutch), 29 April 2003
Author: nickysantoro_1 from The Hague holland

After reading the true crime novell " bende van Venlo" translated the venlo gang. I went to the cinema expecting a sort of gangster flick with a sick twist. Afterwards I can fairly tell that this isnt't the case. The Venlo gang story was just picked as a thin story bottom. What we see here is an social dramatic, but yes sometimes shocking violent movie. The characters should have been given a little more depth, especially because the first quarter is quit slow, my guess is that time could have been uses more usefull. I am being dutch, not a great dutch film lover, although I have to say that exeptions are made (turks fruit, soldaat van oranje, zusje) and especially the recent Lek made a giant leap in the right direction. Problem in in holland is mainly financial, big movie producers are not here. Back to the movie, the Maikel caracter is very well acted by Tygo Gernand and its a shame that non dutch viewers won't be able to spot the hilarious dialect. The Stan caracter although the main caracter is actually wiped of the screen by the above. Angela Schijf playing the girlfriend, is just perfectly casted, and know how her role fits in the movie. The story is about 2 youngsters, who start up a violent lifestyle, and as usual the story ends sadly. The message that I got from it is, non-caring parents beware. Stan growing up without his real dad, with a substitute who doesnt seem to notice him, the girlfriend with a copple of weak parents who should have given the little tramp an ass woopin a long time ago and Maikel who didn't even meet his dad at all. All in all its a very interesting movie which certainly has some great directing moments to it.

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