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The Preacher (2004)

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In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.

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Chantal Janzen ...
Annet
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Adri
Marcel Musters ...
Broer Hansen
Mike Reus ...
Pim
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Ronald Jan
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Lijfwacht Piet
Keith Davis ...
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Cas Jansen ...
Pieter
Christian Kmiotek ...
Jutka Djindiz
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Ronald Jan
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Vader van Klaas
Pleuni Touw ...
Tante Jet
Rick Nicolet ...
Rie Slotemaker
Frans de Wit ...
Dikke Harry
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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 KGF Vissers

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Opkomst en ondergang van een maffiabaas (Rise and fall of a mafia boss) See more »


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As Adri and the assignee are looking at a drawing of the new sport school, they are actually looking at a drawing of a detail from a window. See more »

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Referenced in Bros Before Hos (2013) See more »

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written by H. Jonkers, R. Janssen, Robin Berlijn, G. de Groot
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Lacks panache
12 April 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Positives: interesting take on the rise and fall of Dutch crime lord Klaas Bruinsma, with strong performances by Frank Lammers and Marcel Musters in supporting roles. High production values, nice art direction, obviously a labor of love of sorts.

Negatives: ham-fisted storytelling, clunky dialog, utter miscasting of Muller and Janzen as the leads.

Overall: I could care less that the writers invoked their artistic license to re-imagine Bruinsma's life, but they should have gone ahead and cast a lead capable of projecting larger-than-life ambition. The opening and climax are OK, but the 110-minute running time feels like 220. Muller is not a bad actor - it's just that he's completely devoid of a dark side.


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