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To Be King (2012)
"Koning van Katoren" (original title)

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The seventeen year old Stach is faced with five impossible assignments he has to complete in order to become king. Things do not go as easily as the boisterous Stach had expected, ... See full summary »

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Stuurman kerk
Frits Lambrechts ...
Janus
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Minister van Informatie
Urmie Plein ...
Vrouw burgemeester Uikumene
Sabri Saad El-Hamus ...
Minister van Beleid
Bart Westerlaken ...
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Hanneke Riemer ...
Vrouw met hondje
Peter Post ...
Klaas
Catherine ten Bruggencate ...
Burgemeester Equilibrie
Hans Croiset ...
Dominee
Hugo Koolschijn ...
Pantaar
Katrien van Beurden ...
Verloskundige
Mahjoub Benmoussa ...
Imam
Glenn Durfort ...
Burgemeester Uikumene
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The seventeen year old Stach is faced with five impossible assignments he has to complete in order to become king. Things do not go as easily as the boisterous Stach had expected, especially when he is confronted with matters of life and death. Written by Anonymous

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Several crew members play a small part in the movie. Composers Konrad Koselleck and Bart Westerlaken appear as Tara conductor and musician respectively. Writer Sander Burger acts as one of the Tara's and Director Ben Sombogaart was the Stand-in of Hugo Koolschijn who played Pantaar. See more »

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Like the book, but then again not like the book
25 December 2012 | by (Den Helder) – See all my reviews

I loved the book and I love the movie. It's fun, it's modern, it takes the best parts from the story and it's refreshingly non-Hollywood. It's nice to see what the makers did with the book, they had to leave some of the challenges out but that does not feel like a miss. The country of Katoren has areas that are like Italy, like Austria and even like Arizona (with a Bijlmer like city in it!). The modern touch was fun and fitted well into the story. After all: Katoren is a fantasy country... they could have made it 100 pct animation, but instead it is our world, and then again not. Having read the book, the movie is easy to follow. Maybe this is less when you don't know the book. For me it was interesting to see how the challenges were worked out. The actors were also refreshing, like the mayor of Uikemene and his family. Recommended for everybody who has read the book!


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