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26 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »
What they started, he will finish. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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
Roland Wigman .... legal counsel
Jerome Williams .... assistant location manager
Florentijn Bos .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"De Heineken ontvoering" - Netherlands (original title)
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127 min
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Did You Know?

The kidnapper named "Rem Hubrechts" was actually named Willem Holleeder. There actually was a fifth kidnapper, not shown in the movie, called Martin "Remmetje" Erkamps. They used his nickname and gave it to Hubrechts because they couldn't use the name Willem Holleeder because he is still around and threatened with a law suit if they used his name in the movie.See more »
Anachronisms: The kidnap took place in 1983, however traffic signs and roundabouts as filmed in the movie has been introduced in the Netherlands since the 90s.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Very strong acting and good action, 12 November 2011
Author: Lennart Kloppenburg from Netherlands

Being someone from the Netherlands, I've seen probably a lot more Dutch movies than the average non-Dutch person. I also know that the average quality of these movies isn't very high (not to bash the efforts, but many Dutch films are quite flat). There are of course some exceptions, but altogether it results in being skeptic about every Dutch movie before I see it. However, this should not prevent me from actually seeing them without any biased feelings beforehand. I went to see this film yesterday night with a friend of mine. A movie that stars Rutger Hauer, whom I see as the best Dutch actor, is very interesting. Even more so when he has picked up the role of Freddy Heineken, one of the most iconic figures in the (Dutch) beer industry on the planet. The abduction of Freddy Heineken was in 1983, 10 years before I was born, so I must add that I really missed the cultural impact it made.

The review itself. This movie does not feature a fully nonfictional version of the story, nor does it claim to do so. It is clearly stated that the facts and additional dramatic elements are mixed together, which results in this film.

I must say, one of the greatest elements of the film is the variety of tension and ease. Scenes that feature the abduction crew tend to be very hasty and feature a lot of action, while the older Mr. Heineken provides the audience with a much more calm impression. This split of perspective is very important for the film, because it also tries to emphasize on the lives of the members of the abduction crew: They are all poor lads caught in the crisis of the 80's and they disrespect any kind of authority. The main character in this perspective is the young Rem Humbrechts, who has yet to prove himself in the world of crime. Only of his life do we really get to see a lot: his father is an alcoholic, claiming to be so because he used to work for Heineken, and that he had to drink a lot. Rem wants to help his father, one of the main reasons to abduct Heineken for a lot of money (35 million Gulders). Abductors are mainly villains in black clothing, completely anonymous. That is little different here, but we also get to see the poor, struggling side of Rem, and how he was actually born a very kind lad.

The acting is very, very good. Rutger Hauer shows his experience and acting abilities once more as a very convincing Freddy Heineken, seeking revenge, seeking his captors to be put behind bars. But also he shows weakness, fear, as we can see in the many nightmares about the guy in black, similarly clothed as his captors, as this is all he knows of them. We see an old man's struggle to regain his normal life, yet having the fear that someone, somewhere, might be waiting to get him. The less well known Reinout Scholten van Aschat, who took up the role of Rem Humbrechts, shows quality in that he manages to grow with his character: In the beginning, he is but a greenhorn, he means naught. This changes later in the movie, as he planned the whole abduction and he gets credit for his work. He becomes a lot more remorseless and bitter, though eventually getting caught. This contrasts the other captors, who remain quite consistent in character, throughout the movie. They have rather flat personalities. Little do we know, or get to know of them. We do not need to though, it's not a problem.

Another strong element is that the movie is far from over even after the police have found Heineken. The story continues, justice must be dealt to the captors. Which turns out to be quite the challenge.

In short, this movie is a great exception of Dutch cinema. I really enjoyed watching this movie, it features some very grim and exciting action and Rutger Hauer shines like a bright star in a clear night sky. I can recommend this movie to everyone looking for a good action/thriller.

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