Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »
The members of a Dutch soccer team have been playing together since they were little boys. Now, in their twenties, they all have have their own "grown-up" problems. With the team's 500th ... See full summary »
Jean van de Velde
Danny de Munk,
11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one ... See full summary »
Danny de Munk,
Willeke van Ammelrooy,
Herman van Veen
A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't ... See full summary »
Monique van de Ven,
Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has ... See full summary »
Albert Ter Heerdt
Salah Eddine Benmoussa,
Zohra 'Flifla' Slimani
Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a ... See full summary »
Bracha van Doesburgh
Heartless petty factory owner Anton Bruinsma's son Klaas has the ambition to become a tycoon. He seizes the opportunity when American drug baron Hugo Duvall's lover Annet wants revenge for her brother's elimination. Kickbox champion Adri is Klaas's ticket in and strong arm. Klaas promised a crime empire with 'minimal' violence, but soon gets embroiled in dirty intrigues which spare nobody, so his bloody end is written in the stars. Written by
For a dutch production, this one is pretty good. Although based on Klaas Bruinsma, the movie doesn't use all parts of the real life of Bruinsma at points, which is easily acceptable to actually spice up the movie. Only thing that had me curling my toes was the awful acting at times. Of the three main characters I'd say Frank Lammers puts on a marvelous performance, in great contrast with Chantal Janzen who I found hard to believe at times. The corny lines might not have been her fault, but those lines could have definitely been brought more realistically to actually represent an emotion like anger.. Peter Paul Muller did an OK job I guess, but it didn't really have me as excited as Frank Lammers who to me really stands out of the crowd with this performance.. Enough about acting then, the story: it's really a story with a great sense of irony in it. The man who wanted to be the biggest without losing himself in the criminal world of liquidation, but in the end he throws all morals overboard just to stay on top.. good enough for me! 7 out of 10 for a decent story, but corny dialogues at times and besides Frank Lammers' excellent performance, it really shows what a poor movie country Holland really is IMHO.
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