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Release Date:
26 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes. | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Pacing and script ruined this movie See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rutger Hauer ... Alfred Heineken
Reinout Scholten van Aschat ... Rem
Gijs Naber ... Cor
Teun Kuilboer ... Frans
Korneel Evers ... Jan
Truus te Selle ... Mrs. Heineken
Marjolein Keuning ... Els
Sallie Harmsen ... Lisa
Menno Van Beekum ... Ab Doderer
Ton Kas ... Meneer Humbrechts
Beppie Melissen ... Mevrouw Humbrechts
Laurie Reijs ... Sonja

Marcel Hensema ... Kees Sietsma

Genio de Groot ... Korthals Altes
Porgy Franssen ... Max Moszkowicz
Patrick Stoof ... Sjors
Ernst Dekkers ... Dutch Policeman
Henk Poort ... Policeman
Arnost Kraus ... Assistent rechercheur
Dave Mantel ... Policeman
Gaby de Haan ... Dutch Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Green ... French policeman
Ron de Groen ... Private Investigator (uncredited)
Jaap Dijkstra ... Policeman (uncredited)

Geert Gielissen ... Persfotograaf (uncredited)

Directed by
Maarten Treurniet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maarten Treurniet 
Kees van Beijnum 

Produced by
Michael Auret .... co-producer
Richard Claus .... producer
Arnold Heslenfeld .... producer
Klaas de Jong .... executive producer
Robert Kievit .... co-producer: VARA
Amanda Law .... line producer
Frans van Gestel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Junkie XL  (as Tom Holkenborg)
 
Cinematography by
Giulio Biccari (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
J.P. Luijsterburg 
 
Casting by
Job Castelijn 
Janusz Gosschalk 
 
Production Design by
Wilbert Van Dorp 
 
Art Direction by
Darryl Hammer 
Barbara Westra 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Alette Kraan 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Blewett .... hair stylist
Trudy Buren .... makeup artist
Erik Hillenbrink .... prosthetic appliance fabricator
Rob Hillenbrink .... prosthetic appliance fabricator
Koketso Mbuli .... assistant makeup artist (as Kokotso Mbuli)
 
Production Management
Amanda Law .... unit production manager: South-Africa
Maranka Pool .... assistant production manager
Piek Seebregts .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cora Arnouds .... third assistant director
Simon Damast .... first assistant director (segments)
Stefanie Hamann .... third assistant director
Marije Hondelink .... second assistant director
Isabel Martens .... second assistant director
Sandile Ntobela .... third assistant director
Reinier Smit .... assistant director
Marc van der Bijl .... first assistant director
Reinier Smit .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mark Auret .... property master
Cristiaan Dinnessen .... car props
Eljo Embregts .... art department coordinator
Joke Geuze .... property master
Amasja Koolen .... art department assistant
Boris Rivett-Carnac .... assistant property master
Goof Vermeulen .... graphic designer
Friso Witteveen .... photographic props
 
Sound Department
Paul Bijpost .... sound effects editor
Normann Büttner .... foley artist
Normann Büttner .... foley mixer
Gaby de Haan .... production sound mixer
Ferry de Pater .... dialogue & adr editor
Jaap Jellema .... sound effects editor
Mel Kutbay .... foley artist
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Thabo Singeni .... boom operator
Nardi van Dijk .... foley mixer
Joost van Heerden .... production sound assistant
Iwan van Wijk .... adr recordist
Steven Vanwetswinkel .... adr recordist
Peter Warnier .... sound designer
Peter Warnier .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Warnier .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Smit .... special effects assistant
Nick van Leeuwen .... special effects technician
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects foreman
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... special effects supervisor
Rick Wiessenhaan .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Marijn Eken .... digital compositor
Jeremy Hattingh .... visual effects supervisor
Heino Henning .... di producer
Les Lahumeten .... visual effects
Fir Suidema .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunts
Ida de Boer .... stunts
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunt performer
Marco Maas .... stunts
Andrew McKenzie .... stunt coordinator south africa
Christian Petersson .... stunt safety
Jeroen Reith .... stunts
Ron Sleeswijk .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Barnes .... gaffer
Goa Borrek .... video assist operator
Bart de Haan .... flighthead technician
Alissa Jalink .... second assistant camera
Jasper Leeman .... grip assistant
Djuma Masudi .... grip
Tom Northam .... best boy electric
Zak 'Ebenezzer' O'Leary .... key grip
Fir Suidema .... data wrangler
Nigel Tompkins .... second assistant camera
Aaron Tschanz .... electrician
Willem van der Eerden .... gaffer
Richard van der Oord .... grip
Jimmy van Veen .... lighting technician
Bram van Woudenberg .... best boy
Wouter Verberkt .... additional video assist operator
Adi Visser .... "b" camera operator/steadicam
Pief Weyman .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
David de Winter .... title sequence animator
 
Casting Department
Shanti Besseling .... casting assistant
Dennis Luyf .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rae Donnelly .... costume supervisor: South Africa
Inge Hough .... key costumer
Marcel Moerel .... costume supervisor
Tim van Deutekom .... military costumer
 
Editorial Department
Joost van de Wetering .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jonathan Beard .... orchestrator
Junkie XL .... orchestrator (as Tom Holkenborg)
Mark van den Oever .... music clearances
Christian Vorlander .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Hedwig Agterbos .... script editor
Ruud Ahsmann .... production assistant
Vaughan Leach .... location scout: South-Africa
Ing Lim .... location manager
Lunghi Londi .... production coordinator: South-Africa
Menno Ludriks .... investor
Paul Marbus .... location scout
Stephan Nemchik .... production assistant
Alida Rubens .... production accountant
Reinier Smit .... script supervisor
Ernie Tee .... script advisor
Lodewijk van Lelyveld .... production assistant
Jerome Williams .... assistant location manager
 
Thanks
Florentijn Bos .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"De Heineken ontvoering" - Netherlands (original title)
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Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
The soundtrack of De Heineken Ontvoering, featuring the score of the film by Tom Holkenborg (Junky XL), plus an extra song entitled 'Me Again' as performed by Franklin Brown, was released on Otober 15th, 2011.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Rem almost gets hit by Heineken's car; you can clearly see the "BelCompany" store in the background, a store that specializes in (mostly) cell phones. Not only were these hard to come by in 1983, but the company itself wasn't founded until 12 years later.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »

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11 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Pacing and script ruined this movie, 31 December 2011
Author: peterdevries from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The producers of this movie stressed that this movie was not strictly based on the book by Peter R. de Vries, the crime reporter. This book is (claimed to be) an accurate account of what the planning, kidnapping and aftermath actually was like. One of the greatest features of that book is the planning stage, which was incredibly meticulous and exciting.

The producers decided to go their own way, but made a critical error. They assume that people know the story, and subsequently leave out key parts of the narrative. This leaves the audience guessing at times what is actually happening. The planning stage is almost completely skipped with the kidnapping taking place in the first 10 minutes of the movie. A bit later there is a scene where the kidnappers are waiting for a ransom money transfer but this goes awry. The problem is that it is not explained that this is a ransom transfer attempt, and uninformed people that are not familiar with the actual kidnapping do not have a clue what is going on.

So the producers decide to NOT base the movie on the book, but trust that the plot is explained by the knowledge people have of the book. It's easy to see that this will not work, and so it doesn't.

Pacing is also a problem as scenes seem to drag on forever and overall atmosphere is very negative and pressing. It seems like there is a fire burning underneath the movie and pressure is building, but it is never released soon enough to be a pay off for the audience.

Acting is quite good, but the script and wooden dialogue aren't doing the actors much favor. Hauer as Heineken is a good fit, as is the main character who is a dead ringer for Willem Holleeder.

It was a mistake to make a movie about a topic so famous that (almost) everyone knows the complete story and subsequently twist the story in the extent that they did. I almost wish Peter R. de Vries will go through with a script more strictly based on his book.

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