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Release Date:
24 April 2003 (Netherlands) See more »
Keihard En Confronterend (Rock Hard and In Your Face)
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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  (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)
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Continuity: In the first shot of the black Ford Sierra that they use in the final robbery, the license plate on the car (XB-two digits-two letters) is the same one as on the Opel Senator that was used earlier. In the shot that follows (when they drive up to the elderly couple's house), the car has a different plate, with the combination XH-two letters-two digits. A plate with this combination was not issued until 1998/99.See more »
Movie Connections:
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great acting, 17 March 2006
Author: whiteutopia from Australia

At first i was drawn in when i heard it was about a gang of teenage killers - based on a true story. The story is quite raw, sometimes a bit shocking. Excellent acting from Egbert Jan Weeber, who plays the lead role of Stan. The movie is quite depressing at times though. Van God Los ( or Godforsaken) is about three teenage boys who begin to kill before for the mafia boss - this is where the "Godfellas" part comes in. I didn't think this movie was mind-blowing or amazing. It was an okay movie ; i thought the acting was great. Some scenes in the film are very violent, and it's shocking to see how out of control they get, especially the character Maikel - in various scenes in the movie - especially near the end ! I thought there would've been a better ending though - it was unpredictable, which is always interesting.

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