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
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Ayse Him
Cahit Ölmez ...
Erdogan Demir
Jack Wouterse ...
Van Dam
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Redacteur NRC, John
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Marije de Booy
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Wester
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Wouter Heemskerk
Marlies Heuer ...
Thera
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Birgit Maas
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Ex Jim
Tooske Breugem ...
Grondstewardess
Peer Mascini ...
Buurman
Marijke Veugelers ...
Buurvrouw
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Volkert van der G
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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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15 December 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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06/05: The Sixth of May  »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Jim's daughter is 16 years old and we are told that Jim was 17 when she was born, so Jim cannot be older than 32 or 33. But the APB on him (on the computer) states that Jim is 35. See more »

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Failed political statement
17 November 2005 | by (Earth, Solar system) – See all my reviews

As a political statement, this is a failed attempt, I have to agree with others here. The ridiculous ending points towards lack of self respect and respect for the viewer. Maybe it was done out of trying not to take oneself too seriously, if this was so, then that's failed too. It fails to make clear that killing Fortuyn was in response to what left-wing politicians said, and that it was necessary for Volkert van der G. to do so.

The only support for the conspiracy theory which is sort of makes sense is the fact that VvdG was arrested so quickly. However, we have to remember that in conspiracy theories, you don't have to prove anything, the lack of proof is proof itself. Still, you might cling to that old who-dun-it meme: "Follow da money!" Who benefited from his death? The left? Not really, (or rather, really not) they were vilified at the elections, lost 50 percent of their seats in Parliament and they didn't recover until recently. The loony Right? Maybe, because they had a martyr, and they milked that cow until it had Mad Cow disease, too. The arms/JSF lobby? Hmmm, yes and no. The JSF has been the govts choice, but it's controversial, since Dutch defense industry didn't get any deals out of it, so the left can make the truthful case that we're being sucked dry by the Americans. The centre party, the Christian Democrats? They DID profit, electorally, they were seen as a sensible alternative to the opportunistic Fortuyn-party. But perhaps the ones who profited most were the 'sensible' right, the conservatives. Everyone agrees that it is the Iron Heel of THEIR political agenda which now rules the Netherlands ...

Technically, the film was good, some of the camera work was even very good. Sparse, not too much. The lead actor wasn't bad, but he mumbled too much for him to get Best Actor prize. Totally ridiculous was the casting of the daughter! Especially in the scenes with the father, sometimes HE looked younger, despite his beard,

I found it totally unbelievable that she was 15! She's pretty, she's a good actress, but looked too old. Most ridiculous, the scene in the pool/waterparadise. Embarrassing.


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