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Sportsman of the Century (2006)
"Sportman van de Eeuw" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sipke Visser ...
Jonge Taeke
Ida Poortinga ...
Jonge Tjitske
Jochum ten Haaf ...
Ricky Koole ...
Bastiaan Ragas ...
Oude Taeke
Rick Nicolet ...
Oude Tjitske
Harald Warmbrunn ...
Oude Rintje
Pepijn Gunneweg ...
Jonge Sake Wiarda
Lou Landré ...
Oude Sake Wiarda
Freark Smink ...
Rients Gratama ...
Riemer van der Velde ...
Heinze Bakker ...
Henk Kroes ...


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6 April 2006 (Netherlands)  »

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El deportista del siglo  »

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Ennio Morricone was chosen to do the score. He wrote some themes, but continued working on other projects. When it came time to do the score, Morricone was tied up with other work and had to be replaced. See more »

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Cool sport, poor romance
5 April 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Sportsman of the century is a romantic drama about Teake Jongsma, a member of the Northern Dutch province Friesland (Fryslân). The guy is quite good in his department of sports: sitting at a pole. Teake rules this sport for about 60 years and is therefore selected to become sportsman of the century (of Fryslân, that is). The bad thing in his sports is the fact that matches can take up to 250 days. This messes up Teake's personal life, because he (poor) is fighting for one girl with another man (a rich guy named Rintje). I think the brand of sport chosen for this picture is quite original. Juchum ten Haaf is a charming sportsman, sitting high on his pole. These scenes are the cool ones in the movie. The rest (the romantic drama) is quite poor. The story is flat and contains holes, the actions of Rintje are very predictable. It's a pity, because sitting on a pole is very cool in this picture.

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