Netherlands, 1938. In a small town in the province of North Brabant called Oss, Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
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In the 1930's the Brabant (southern province of the Netherlands) city of Oss was caught up in a crime wave. Even the military police was sent from the north to free the city from the terror regime of the gang of Oss. When they discover sex crimes and fraud even amongst the local clerics and prominent members of the community, the conflict escalates between the catholic south and protestant north which eventually leads to the fall of the 'Colijn' administration, the last operating pre-war administration. During this a young woman Johanna wants to escape from the web of crime that surrounds her. The harder she tries the more she gets stuck in fraud, prostitution, manslaughter and even murder.
In the 1930's a small town called Oss, from the province Noord-Brabant, gets involved in serious crimes. An infamous gang called De Bende van Oss (The Gang of Oss) are the perpetrators, and no one dares to mess with them not even the local police force.
From beginning to end the film stays in a certain tension, and not losing its excitement. The character development is good and the locations are well-chosen. One thing I liked the most was the dark atmosphere that covers almost the entire film. This reminded me of the Great Depression that was leading back in those times.
For me this film has an extra value, because I live in the town Oss. There were certain elements easily recognizable for me, such as locations and some cast members.
I recommend this movie for viewers that are interested in historic films, or one with a good storyline.
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