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
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
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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