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Gerard Wesselinck
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John Voerman
Astrid Joosten ...
Herself
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Leo Verkerk
Marjon Brandsma ...
Elly Voerman
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Colleague John
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Heleen Wagemakers
Sjoerd Dragtsma ...
Jongen in de bus
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Janni Goslinga ...
Anna Voerman
Damien Hope ...
Youngster in bus
Robbie Kensmil ...
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Han Kerckhoffs ...
Driver of Mr. Wesselinck (as Han Kerckhof)
Emma Kuijpers ...
John's granddaughter
Stijn Kuijpers ...
John's grandson
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March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to warn people about a large-scale fraud, aimed at brainwashing consumers by means of widescreen TV sets. In the film, we find out about John's preliminary frustrations, his bizarre encounter with Philips head of Sound&Vision Gerard Wesselinck, their impossible friendship, rivalry and John's armed attempt to force the executive to do penance in public. Written by Anonymous

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Movie to watch twice
21 February 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When watching the trailer I was amazed about the mediocre acting performances of the entire cast, save Jan Decleir... However, I did want to see the movie and went to Antwerp last weekend to find out if the acting was poor throughout the movie. Fortunately the story of somewhat deranged bus driver John Voerman explained my notion. This certainly is a good movie, worth watching a couple of times to make sure you grasped the true story: both in his personal affairs and hunt for the codes hidden in the black bars of widescreen television John regularly looses track of reality and his deluded mind alters the way things really are...

I'm very glad I did take the chance to see it, because it's definitely worth your time. 7,5/10


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