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The Preacher (2004)

De dominee (original title)
In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.


Gerrard Verhage


Hans Galesloot (story contributions), Bart Middelburg (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Klaas
Chantal Janzen Chantal Janzen ... Annet
Frank Lammers ... Adri
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ... Broer Hansen
Mike Reus Mike Reus ... Pim
Roeland Fernhout ... Ronald Jan
Tygo Gernandt ... Lijfwacht Piet
Keith Davis Keith Davis ... Hugo Duvall
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Pieter
Christian Kmiotek Christian Kmiotek ... Jutka Djindiz
Jeroen Spitzenberger ... Ronald Jan
Huub Stapel ... Vader van Klaas
Pleuni Touw Pleuni Touw ... Tante Jet
Rick Nicolet ... Rie Slotemaker
Frans de Wit Frans de Wit ... Dikke Harry


Heartless petty factory owner Anton Bruinsma's son Klaas has the ambition to become a tycoon. He seizes the opportunity when American drug baron Hugo Duvall's lover Annet wants revenge for her brother's elimination. Kickbox champion Adri is Klaas's ticket in and strong arm. Klaas promised a crime empire with 'minimal' violence, but soon gets embroiled in dirty intrigues which spare nobody, so his bloody end is written in the stars. Written by KGF Vissers

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Geïnspireerd op het leven van Klaas Bruinsma (Inspired by the life of Klaas Bruinsma) See more »


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Originally to be released in 1995. But then director Gerard Verhage was threatened by the real bodyguard of Klaas Bruinsma. Therefore the production was postponed for almost 10 years. See more »


As Adri and the assignee are looking at a drawing of the new sport school, they are actually looking at a drawing of a detail from a window. See more »


Referenced in Bro's Before Ho's (2013) See more »


Speed of life
written by H. Jonkers, R. Janssen, Robin Berlijn, G. de Groot
(performed by Fatal Flowers)
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definitely worth watching
21 February 2006 | by deprisSee all my reviews

Tragedy, Betrayal and Intrigue... this film has a healthy dose of all of these. Not knowing of Klaas Bruinsma I considered this movie to be very well done. After reading up on him I could see how some, with the wrong expectations, could be disappointed after seeing this. It isn't really as accurate to the life of Klaas Bruinsma as some wanted it to be. Personally I think the right amount of artistic liberty was taken to give Klaas some redeeming qualities and to make the movie interesting. If you sit down expecting a movie "inspired by" or "loosely based on" Klaas Bruinsma then you should walk away gratified. The direction was excellent, the acting was excellent and the story was for the most part good. If I had to find something to criticize this movie for it would probably be that they jumped from him being a mid level dealer to a big time boss without much transition in between. This is very minor though. Anyone who does a little bit of reading on the real guy and rethinks the movie can fill in the blanks with a little imagination.

While I wouldn't give this a masterpiece/perfect/excellent rating of 9/10 or higher (which I would give to movies like The Godfather or The Usual Suspects) I think this film was above par. Solid 7 or 7.5/10. :) I hope this Director continues making films.

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2 September 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

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