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Max Havelaar (1976)

Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij (original title)
An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, ... See full summary »

Director:

Fons Rademakers

Writers:

Gerard Soeteman (screenplay), Multatuli (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... Max Havelaar
Sacha Bulthuis Sacha Bulthuis ... Tine
Adendu Soesilaningrat Adendu Soesilaningrat ... Regent (as E.M. Adenan Soesilaningrat)
Maruli Sitompul Maruli Sitompul ... Demang
Krijn ter Braak Krijn ter Braak ... Verbrugge
Carl van der Plas Carl van der Plas ... Resident
Rima Melati ... Mevrouw Slotering
Joop Admiraal Joop Admiraal ... Slotering
Piet Burnama Piet Burnama ... Djaska (as Pitradjaja Burnama)
Herry Lantho Herry Lantho ... Saïdjah
Nenny Zulaini Nenny Zulaini ... Adinda
Sofia W.D. Sofia W.D. ... Babu
Minih bin Misan Minih bin Misan ... Saïdjah's vader
Rutger Hauer ... Duclari
Frans Vorstman Frans Vorstman ... Gouverneur-generaal
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Storyline

An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of touch he really is, and it doesn't take long for things to go from bad to worse. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Indonesia | Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Malay

Release Date:

9 September 1976 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Havelaar See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogor, Indonesia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When critics noticed that the Indonesian language spoken in the film was modern Malay instead of the dialects of 1860, director Fons Rademakers countered that the Dutch language heard in the film was also more modern than the way it would have sounded in the original time frame. See more »

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When Saidjah's brother chases the KNIL-soldiers, he is shot down with one shot. While falling, his forehead is intact. On the ground, you see a bullethole between his eyes See more »

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Where to get a copy
20 February 2008 | by bspittleSee all my reviews

I saw this movie about 30 years ago. I remember that I loved it. I spent 2 years in Java and it really captured a lot of the spirit there. The cinematography and colors in the move were fabulous. Indonesia was ruled by the Dutch for 450 years so they are not always that fond of their former colonizers. Anyone interested in a great book ought to read Krakatoa: the Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester. It too, captured the country in the 1800's and explains in great part some of the tensions that still exist there.

If anyone knows where to get a copy of it, please post here. I've been trying off and on for years to get a copy through Ebay and internet searches but to no avail.


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