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De Bende van Oss (2011)

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Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

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Wachtmeester Roelofse
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Juliette van Ardenne ...
Zuster in ziekenhuis
Frank Lammers ...
Harry den Brock
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Sal Hedeman
Kees Boot ...
Minister Kolfschoten
Marcel Musters ...
Wim de Kuyper
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Bosma
Elle van Rijn ...
Ellie
Mike Weerts ...
Gerrit van der Heijden
Jaap Spijkers ...
Pastoor de Roos
Maria Kraakman ...
Trees Biemans
Guido Pollemans ...
Piet van der Heijden
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Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

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You have to know your enemies before you know your friends.

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Crime | Drama

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29 September 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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A Gangue de Oss  »

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€2,900,000 (estimated)
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Based on real events in the 30ties of the 20th century in the town of Oss that caused the fall of the government just before the start of WW2. See more »

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The best historical movie I've seen lately in Holland!
16 October 2011 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie gives an excellent idea of how life in a criminal gang was - in a small city in the Dutch outback (Oss, North-Brabant) in the 1930's. How the gang, with the help of the Roman Church and factory-owners, could flourish in a mental climate of hatred against the national government and it's military police ('marechaussee'). 'We from Oss', catholic southerners, speaking a different dialect against 'Them' - the Dutch occupiers, mostly protestants who speak 'high' dutch and who use the marechaussee to keep the Oss'ians down under.

It's an honest film which tries to follow history more or less precise. By placing one member of the gang in the middle of the story (a woman, bar-owner and prostitute) it personalizes this history. The way she is portrayed in her attempt to get rid of the gang life and flee with one of her lovers is convincing and phenomenal! In the beginning she is only shrewd" an opportunist, only out for the money and for her own survival. But later on we see that she does care and she does have a morale, a conscience. It;s not black and white. And therefore - and for the fine actors, good dialogs and historical props - it's an excellent film in my opinion.


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