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May 6th (2004)

06/05 (original title)
A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002.


Theo van Gogh


Tomas Ross (dialogue & scenario), Theo van Gogh (dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thijs Römer ... Jim de Booy
Tara Elders ... Ayse Him
Cahit Ölmez Cahit Ölmez ... Erdogan Demir
Jack Wouterse ... Van Dam
Johnny de Mol ... Redacteur NRC, John
Caro Lenssen ... Marije de Booy
Marcel Hensema ... Wester
Gijs Naber ... Wouter Heemskerk
Marlies Heuer Marlies Heuer ... Thera
Georgina Verbaan ... Birgit Maas
Ariane Schluter ... Ex Jim
Tooske Ragas Tooske Ragas ... Grondstewardess (as Tooske Breugem)
Peer Mascini Peer Mascini ... Buurman
Marijke Veugelers Marijke Veugelers ... Buurvrouw
Reinout Bussemaker ... Volkert van der G


On May 6, 2002, Pim Fortuyn, a Dutch anti-immigration politician and leader of the opposition, is assassinated. Nearby, photojournalist Jim de Booy is taking pictures of a TV star; he notices odd things and people. Over the next few days, Jim uncovers a conspiracy behind the murder, a plot involving Dutch state security, defense contractors, and shadowy Americans. A key to understanding the plot may be a Turkish woman, Ayse Him, an animal-rights activist recently released from prison. Jim searches for her. State security soon knows of his investigation and that puts him and his 16-year old daughter Marije in danger. How many will die to keep Fortuyn's real killers secret? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Did You Know?


Director Theo van Gogh was murdered during post production of this movie. See more »


The wide shot of the Media Park in Hilversum shows building cranes. At the time of the murder these weren't there and the trees next to the parking lot where Fortuyn was murdered, which are visible in news footage in the movie, were later cleared and dug out to make way for new buildings. See more »


Jim de Booy: They used to call me crazy.
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Referenced in 5 jaar later: Episode #1.2 (2008) See more »


Let me down easy
Performed by Bettye Lavette
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Don't trust the voting!
20 December 2004 | by captainzoom666See all my reviews

Nice dutch movie about conspiracy theory's considering the murder of Pim Fortuin. I think it's a good document for dutch viewers to re-live the events pre- and post six may 2001. The plot is pretty good, as we could expect from Ross but the acting is a little rough sometimes. Every time I see someone handling a gun in a dutch movie it seems strange to me. Only LEK succeeded in making that work (for me). It's definitely a movie a for many people in The Netherlands to see, especially because it's the last movie Theo van Gogh made before he was killed by a crazy SOAB. It's funny to see the voting on this movie. 38 When i'm writing this and about half votes it a 10 and the other half votes for a 1. That's an example of how this is still a subject in the dutch society and this might be compared to a dutch JFK. It's a pity van Gogh couldn't get actors that are the same quality as JFK or even find one that speaks proper English!

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Release Date:

15 December 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

06/05: The Sixth of May See more »


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EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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