A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thijs Römer ...
Jim de Booy
Ayse Him
Cahit Ölmez ...
Erdogan Demir
Jack Wouterse ...
Van Dam
Redacteur NRC, John
Marije de Booy
Wouter Heemskerk
Marlies Heuer ...
Birgit Maas
Ex Jim
Tooske Breugem ...
Peer Mascini ...
Marijke Veugelers ...
Volkert van der G


On May 6, 2002, Pim Fortuyn, a Dutch anti-immigration politician and leader of the opposition, is assassinated. Nearby, photojournalist Jim de Booy is taking pictures of a TV star; he notices odd things and people. Over the next few days, Jim uncovers a conspiracy behind the murder, a plot involving Dutch state security, defense contractors, and shadowy Americans. A key to understanding the plot may be a Turkish woman, Ayse Him, an animal-rights activist recently released from prison. Jim searches for her. State security soon knows of his investigation and that puts him and his 16-year old daughter Marije in danger. How many will die to keep Fortuyn's real killers secret? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

15 December 2004 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

06/05: The Sixth of May  »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title refers to the date Pim Fortuyn was shot and killed, 6 May 2002. See more »


The wide shot of the Media Park in Hilversum shows building cranes. At the time of the murder these weren't there and the trees next to the parking lot where Fortuyn was murdered, which are visible in news footage in the movie, were later cleared and dug out to make way for new buildings. See more »


Referenced in 5 jaar later: Episode #1.2 (2008) See more »


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An international political complot
23 July 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Theo Van Gogh's movie about the murder of Pim Fortuyn is an absolute masterpiece. It shows the real 'sinister' interests behind this dramatic coup d'état. Pim Fortuyn would have won the next elections in the Netherlands and would probably have been the next Dutch Prime Minister in 2005. With his more or less liberal, pro-market agenda, Pim Fortuyn was acceptable for the rightist political and economic powers and their media, until … it appeared that he would not respect the Dutch NATO obligations (e.g., the purchase of brand new fighter planes), and would instead spend the huge sums available on more social programs. From that moment on, he became an outcast, an outlaw, free to be killed by any person who could be manipulated by the forces Pim Fortuyn had unleashed against him. He was shot dead under the eyes of the secret services.

One of his main media opponents was the socialist (?) TV commentator MVD. This man is the perfect example of the adage 'do as I say, not as I do'. He defended passionately with his mouth the underdogs and the poor immigrants, while building a mansion of more than 2 million euro in his backyard. If anyone in the Netherlands had done the same, only one tenth of the actual Dutch population would have found a place to live there.

This movie is a must see for all those who want to understand the world we live in.

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