An autobiographical account of the hijacking of a train by Maluku terrorists in 1975.

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Credited cast:
Jaap Spijkers ...
Rob
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Susan
Anniek Pheifer ...
Cecile
Marlies Heuer ...
Marijke
Lore Dijkman ...
Monique
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Treinkaper Noes
Ambonwhena Aratuaman ...
Treinkaper Carlos
Joshua Timisela ...
Treinkaper Leo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lard Adrian ...
Collega Cecile
Edda Barends ...
Jacqueline
Rob Beker ...
Ali Ben Horsting ...
Maarten
Wim Bouwens ...
Verslaggever
Luc Broekman ...
Opa
Rob Das ...
Wouter
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2 December 1975. In the morning, sixteen-year-old Susan holds up her father, causing him to miss the intercity to work. Later that day she discovers he was in the slow train from Groningen to Zwolle, which has been hijacked by a group of young Moluccans... Written by Motel Films

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29 May 2008 (Netherlands)  »

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Jaap Spijkers, Gerson Oratmangoen, Joshua Timisela and Ambonwhena Aratuaman also played in De Punt (2009), which was about the second train hijacking by Maluku terrorists in 1977. See more »

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The train, correctly chosen from the period, wears a yellow bra, this should be a red one, as yellow bra's were introduced decades later.In railway language a bra is the metal cover for the Scharfenberg automatic coupler. See more »

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History explained the real objective way
29 May 2008 | by (Amersfoort, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The train hijacking at Wijster, Netherlands was meant to be to put the attention of the Dutch Government to its neglect of the Molucan cause.After the takeover by Soekarno people from the Malucu Islands where moved from Indonesia to the Netherlands. They served very loyal in the Royal Dutch Indies Army, the K.N.I.L.Tremendous acting by a cast existing almost? out of highly talented"amateurs". Filmed very carefully. even the vehicles, bikes and so on are exactly from the period. No flawless moment at all. The almost absence of music adds tremendously to its dramatic credibility. This film, shown on television, should be shown in a real cinema, although I expect it is not made on 35mm analogue material. Hopefully this will be the start of revival of cinema without the tricks, the special effects, but with its simplicity, its absence of sentimentality. This is a silent, powerful movie with sound. Should be nominated. Will be nominated. No doubt at all.


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