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The Archives (2003)

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Journalist Stella discovers the secrets of the Lotte de Heus Verolmen, the widow of the Dutch nazi-collaborator party NSB-frontman Ewald de Heus Verolmen.

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Credited cast:
Angela Schijf ...
Stella
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Andreas
Dora van der Groen ...
Lotte de Heus Verolmen
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Emiel
Nadja Hüpscher ...
Lisa
Elsje Scherjon ...
Hanna
Vic de Wachter ...
Schumacher (as Victor de Wachter)
Adrian Brine ...
Sir Trevor Miller
Gaston van Erven ...
De Graaf
Nand Buyl ...
Jagershoedje
Dennis de Getrouwe ...
Samuel
Judy Doorman ...
Moeder Lisa
Walter Bart ...
Frank
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Jan
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Alain-Celest de Buck ...
Ewald de Heus Verolmen
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Storyline

Stella has just graduated from the Academy of Journalism. When nothing spectacular turns up in the field of job opportunities, she decides to react on an advertisement of an old lady, who wants her archive ordered. Stella poses as a student psychology when the old lady turns out to be Lotte de Heus Verolmen, once married to Ewald de Heus Verolmen. He was a member of the Dutch nazi party NSB, to die shortly after the war in prison. Lotte wants to rectify the situation that her man was on the bad side. Slowly Stella discovers the truth about the widow and her not so good intentions. The situation intensifies when the mysterious nephew Andreas arrives. He carries an agenda of his own. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Drama | Thriller

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28 June 2006 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Den andra sanningen  »

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bland
27 March 2004 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

Cinematography-by-numbers, trademark Dutch gratuitous nudity, actors who refuse to enunciate all combine to cover up what's essentially a boring story. Some interesting view point, some intelligent references and the appearance of the secretive cousin never manage to sustain my interest for long.

The signature piano tune playing through-out the movie also did little to keep me glued to the screen: director Kuijpers (Van God Los) should perhaps learn that not every movie can be Once Upon A Time In The West, and when the on-screen developments do not thrill, music added to imply a continuous threat can only grate.


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