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Five friends take their hours with petty crimes. Are persuaded by a tough gangster and his seductive girlfriend to rob a bank. When they are caught, they are condemned to spend a year and a half in Glen Mills, an experimental reformatory. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Fouad Mourigh ... Abdel
Farhane El Hamchaoui ... Mohammed
Jones Kruijne ... Hamid
Remco Alberts ... Jacky
Julien de Roover ... Jeffrey

Katja Schuurman ... Mabel

Johnny de Mol ... Prof
Steve Hooi ... Simon
Thijs Römer ... Rob
Gijs Naber ... Bert
Jaffar Reynold Nicolaas ... Bo
Illias Aâziz ... Henk
Najim Laoukili ... Najib
Lore Dijkman ... Tara
Gerrit Zalm ... Bankdirector

Eric van Sauers ... Coach
Ruben van der Leer ... Big Brother
Gijs van de Westelaken ... Commissaris
S.W.J. Zoutman ... Juwelier
Angelien de Bruyn ... Staflid
Tarik Imahda ... Teacher
Gerard Meuleman ... Rij-Instucteur
Salih Toprak ... Sport Techer
Hanneke Waanders ... Detentiemedewerker
Audrey Sumpter ... Girl in Hangout
Stefan Hulman ... Politie
John Wannet ... Arrestanten vervoer
Mark Hatog ... Arrestanten vervoer
Milan Philipp ... Klant in Bank

Directed by
Theo van Gogh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Theodor Holman 
Gijs van de Westelaken 

Produced by
Ellen Havenith .... assistant producer
Mardou Jacobs .... executive producer
Gijs van de Westelaken .... producer
Original Music by
Rainer Hensel 
Cinematography by
Alex de Waal 
Joost van Herwijnen 
Thomas Kist 
Film Editing by
Merel Notten 
Casting by
Job Gosschalk 
Production Design by
Ruud Van Dijk 
Art Direction by
Jan Rutgers 
Set Decoration by
Robert van Leeuwen 
Costume Design by
Claudia Damman 
Makeup Department
Ingrid Dorresteijn .... makeup artist (as Ingrid Dorrestein)
Carolina Leenders .... makeup artist
Production Management
Martijn Overing .... assistant production manager
Judith Schuitert .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doesjka van Hoogdalem .... assistant director
Art Department
Rob Bos .... constructor
Frank Bulthuis .... property master
Chantal van Dijk .... assistant art director
Edwin Kemper .... set dresser
Frank Overtoom .... decorator
Martinus Smit .... constructor
Tijmen van Dijk .... construction runner
Sound Department
Anouk Bouman .... sound assistant
Sophie Determeyer .... sound assistant
Leo Franssen .... sound
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Patrick Lemmens .... assistant re-recording mixer (as Patrick Lemens)
Wilfried van Baelen .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Arthur van Oest .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Arjen Abbestee .... visual effects
Nickey Norbart .... stunts (as Nicky Norbart)
Curd van der Linden .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Thijm Huybrechtse .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Alexandra Keddeman .... post-production
Daphne Maierna .... color timer
Daan van de Westelaken .... assistant editor
Other crew
Peter Doorn .... location manager
Reinier Smit .... production assistant
Sander van Velzen .... location scout

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89 min

Did You Know?

The movie was really filmed at Glenn Mills, the juvenile detention facility featured. Some of the actors were real juvenile delinquents. They were cast as part of a program to get juvenile delinquents back on the right path through work, in this case acting. Several of them also appeared in Theo van Gogh's 06/05 (2004) and have since pursued an acting career.See more »
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16 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
This could be cooler!, 17 September 2004
Author: Joel from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Since the last movie I had seen from this director my expectations were more than met, but this time Theo van Gogh made a huge mistake to think that you can make a good movie that will impress people by giving young juveniles the opportunity to play a part in a sort of hard life thug story. Another huge disappointment is Johnny de Mol for playing the lead in this movie as the boss of some kind of gang. This guy for sure can't act and really has no feeling for timing.

The point of the story is that you have a group of though boys looking for a lot trouble by robbing a bank (an attempt) They get caught and put in a sort of special school for boys that don't fit in society, here they learn about some things like having respect and dignity for their fellow citizens and to make something good out of life. The movie gives you a unsatisfied feeling because it is more like a commercial for this type of schools and it seems that the director wants to give out some kind of signal to young kids for staying out of trouble but brings the message with a utterly boring story.


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