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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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Moeder Will
Chantal Janzen ...
Dieuwke
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Commissaris der Koningin Harry Linthorst Homan
Dirk Zeelenberg ...
Telegraaf-journalist Jack
Cas Jansen ...
Henk Brenninkmeijer
Cees Geel ...
Sergeant-Majoor Hoeks
Kees Prins ...
TV-commentator
Peter Tuinman ...
Eisinga
Rense Westra ...
Jan Hoogland - voorzitter Elfstedentocht
Chava Voor in 't Holt ...
Annemiek
Peggy Vrijens ...
Journalist Joke
Chris Zegers ...
Kees Ferwerda
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Militair Edwin
Lottie Hellingman ...
Annie
Hilbert Dijkstra ...
Kingma
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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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The weather forecaster on the TV reports that a "weather alarm" has been issued, but the concept of weather alarm was first introduced in the Netherlands in 2001 (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeralarm) and the movie is set in 1963. See more »

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Spoofed in De del van '63 (2010) See more »

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Worse than I thought!
4 February 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It took a while for me to see this flick, and I was already weary after seeing the publicity stills, but it was much worse than I expected. I cannot believe it is being rated as high as it is.

The director, Steven De Jong, directed a lot of children's films and it shows. The movie contains some of the worst acting in The Netherlands, which is a pity because there are actually some decent actors involved. The score is awful, pompous and would better fit Gladiator. The film is full of clichés, expect one every five minutes. Anachronisms occur throughout the movie: Holland did not look like this in 1963 (I was there!) and one of the main characters has a eighties hairdo. And on top of it all, the fake snow they sprayed on everyone, oh my God!! Don't bother watching it, it will save you a lot of frustration. If you're in for a laugh, buy it!


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