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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.

Director:

Theo van Gogh

Writers:

Tomas Ross (dialogue & scenario), Theo van Gogh (dialogue)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

06/05: The Sixth of May See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Marcel van Dam, a well-known Dutch TV personality, made an unsuccessful attempt to have his presence removed from the movie before the premiere. The movie uses an excerpt from a discussion program in which he calls Pim Fortuyn "an inferior human being" in his face. See more »

Goofs

A wide shot of the Binnenhof in The Hague shows the Hoftoren (the building of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science). This building was finished in September 2003 and wasn't visible in the skyline of The Hague in May 2002. See more »

Connections

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

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Let me down easy
Performed by Bettye Lavette
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Shocking, but so very Dutch
13 January 2007 | by JTPBSee all my reviews

Being of Dutch origin and reading Dutch newspapers almost daily, I should have known about the existence of this film. But I did not. By accident I came across this DVD at my favorite movie-letter. This is the first full length Dutch feature film I ever saw and I must say, I am impressed. It is a very typical Dutch film-too much emphasis on family problems and never ending discussions about understanding each other-, the story though is very acceptingly with the stumbling role of the Dutch version of the CIA (the AIVD)and the political lack of interest in finding out the truth. Pim Fortuyn was too big for Holland, his violent death was too much for the rather closed and upright society, that Holland in fact still is. The repetition of the things politicians of that time ventilated about Fortuyn was shocking and amazing. It is obvious that Holland is still suffering about his loss and about the circumstances that lead to his brutal death.The wound is too fresh to be dealt with in a objective manner. Theo van Gogh tried to do that and was also murdered, although for different reasons, you might think. But there is a connection for sure.


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