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Victory (1996)

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Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »

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Mark Peploe

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Joseph Conrad (novel), Mark Peploe (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Axel Heyst
Sam Neill ... Mr. Jones
Irène Jacob ... Alma
Rufus Sewell ... Martin Ricardo
Jean Yanne ... Mr. Schomberg
Ho Yi Ho Yi ... Wang
Bill Paterson ... Capt. Davidson
Irm Hermann ... Mrs. Schomberg
Graziano Marcelli Graziano Marcelli ... Pedro
Hansi Jochmann ... Mrs. Zangiacomo
Simon Callow ... Zangiacomo
Michael Lee Michael Lee ... Chinese Gentleman
Leonard Maguire Leonard Maguire ... Old Trader McNab
Didi Saad Didi Saad ... Wang's Wife
Topan Setiadji Topan Setiadji ... Young Chinese Houseboy
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Storyline

Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German Schomberg. An all-woman orchestra plays in the hotel each night, and orchestra owner, San Giacomo agrees to "sell" one of the girls, Alma, to Schomberg. She asks Heyst to save her from the villains and they escape to his island and live there with native servant Wang. Schomberg points sinister Mr. Jones and his two fellow bandits to that island, saying that the fortune lies ahead of them there. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Victory See more »

Filming Locations:

Indonesia See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Spent a couple of years on the shelf in the UK before release. See more »

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Capt. Davidson: [narrating] There was an island called Samburu, and a man called Axelhouse. Nobody had actually seen him for over 2 years, although, we all knew he was there. Alone in the Java Sea with the ruins of his Tropical Belt coal company. Heyst the business man, Heyst the dreamer, had turned into Heyst the hermit
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Version of Dangerous Paradise (1930) See more »

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Pretty weak screenplay ...................
16 June 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

I hope the book reads better than this film plays, because the screenplay seems pretty weak. Willem Dafoe in a restrained performance, would be the only reason to endure 99 tedious minutes of this. While the 1913 period south seas locations are reproduced satisfactorily, the constant narration and wooden performances sink it. There is some nice tropical island scenery, but the entire cat and mouse game played by Dafoe, Sam Neill, Rufus Sewell, and Irene Jacob, is never believable. Very talky at times, everything just sort of drifts along to an extremely underwhelming conclusion. Very forgettable, and not recommended, even for Willem Dafoe fans. - MERK


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