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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 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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Drama | Thriller



Official Sites:

Official Site [Netherlands]




Dutch | English

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

06/05: The Sixth of May See more »


Box Office


€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€18,771 (Netherlands), 13 February 2005, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Column Productions,Tiscali See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie premiered as a paid download on the Internet, a month and a half before it went to cinemas. See more »


At the time of the murder of Pim Fortuyn the AIVD security agency was still called the BVD (Interior Security Agency). The AIVD was created on 29 May 2002. See more »


Referenced in 5 jaar later: Episode #1.2 (2008) See more »


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movie traces assassination back to US money
5 May 2007 | by hamb1028See all my reviews

Found this movie in the library, had never heard of it, although i had read of Van Gogh's murder. Interesting to see the casting of Americans as the money-men behind the plot to assassinate Pim. this would probably not have appeared in such a routine, "everybody knows" manner if this were an American film. But if it were an American film, it wouldn't have been made at all. we in the US are pretty protected from news about what our weapons manufacturers are really doing. It helps us to not understand things like Iraq, prepares us to believe whatever Bush tells us. funny to run across this detail in a European movie. I believe it explains so much. But about the movie, see it. What do idealists do, when the money is all against them? What do lovers do when they're blackmailed by the cops? Is every woman in Holland that beautiful? Is it possible to love someone for their posture?

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