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The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard. It turns out the parachutist bears a remarkable resemblance to Ducker. Ducker follows Dorbeck blindly, becomes involved in the Dutch resistance and soon starts killing people. When he escapes through German lines to the freed South Netherlands, no one has ever heard of Dorbeck.Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The film was co-produced and co-financed by entrepreneur Alfred Heineken (better known as the owner of the Dutch Heineken beer brewery), who also obtained the rights for the movie. He requested that his friend Nan Los (with whom he reportedly had an affair at the time) got a part in the movie. Heineken withdrew the film from distribution several years later for personal reasons; although he never clarified the decision, his relationship with Los had supposedly ended shortly before, when she left him for another man. It wasn't until 2002, after Heineken's death, that the film could be shown publicly again. See more »
Wilfried Hermans is a good writer but this script is good and the movie is good also. There is something mysterious about this film-making. The director Fons Rademakers did manage to keep even more suspense than in the original book as if he gave the movie its own soul. The story could really had happen. At the end one cannot accept how the main figure is lost but it was a difficult task to end this movie with two people resembling each other so well. The SD-officer is fanatic as he should be and the resistance looses a lot of their men by the stupidity of our "hero".
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