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The Hell of '63 (2009)
"De hel van '63" (original title)

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When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. ... See full summary »

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Commissaris der Koningin Harry Linthorst Homan
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Moeder Will
Chantal Janzen ...
Dieuwke
Cees Geel ...
Sergeant-Majoor Hoeks
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Militair Edwin
Dirk Zeelenberg ...
Telegraaf-journalist Jack
Peter Tuinman ...
Eisinga
Cas Jansen ...
Henk Brenninkmeijer
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Kees Ferwerda
Chava Voor in 't Holt ...
Annemiek
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Hilbert Dijkstra ...
Kingma
Fedde Hoekstra ...
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When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. This film is based on the true facts of the fateful day in 1963 when, due to plunging temperatures and rough terrain,thousands of skaters suffered frostbite and shocking injuries. Only a small number would cross the finish-line, but for those who did, it was to be a life changing event! Written by Holland Film

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In Chapter Two you can see the actor Chris Zegers in a living room. There is a table in the middle with an Elvis Presley record underneath. That record was released in 1968 (1977 in the Netherlands). However, the movie is set in 1963. See more »

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A non-typically-Dutch Masterpiece
28 December 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Even though I am Dutch, I am not a fan of Dutch Cinema. Therefore this movie surprised me even more than I had hoped for. I enjoyed every minute of this icy ride about the worlds longest ice-skating tour. Director Steven de Jong has provided new hope for Dutch cinema by doing an excellent job. The 'elfstedentocht'(tour of eleven cities) van '63 was a unique and timeless event that deserved a great film like this and I am happy to have experienced this.

This whole movie is just excellent and two points deserve special attention regarding the history of Dutch Movies. One thing that has often irritated me in these movies is the unnatural acting. Actors are often acting too much instead of just being relaxed and natural in their role. The actors in this movie are not superior, but they are very natural. And that just makes them and the movie as a whole much more convincing. The second great thing is the camera-work. To give some grandeur to this movie the camera often swings into great heights, crawls under the ice and/or fades from a film-image to a map and vice-versa. The accompanying music creates effects not seen before in Dutch cinema. It really lifts this movie to another level and creates refreshing perspectives. Steven de Jong even portrayed the harsh element of wind in the form of luring icy animals. Something completely unexpected and until now unseen in Dutch movies.

Altogether this is a great and unexpected arrival that gets a rating of nine. And I am looking forward to new releases that can match this one.


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