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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title refers to the date Pim Fortuyn was shot and killed, 6 May 2002. 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 »


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


Let me down easy
Performed by Bettye Lavette
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A bit disjointed
24 September 2012 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

A shocking assassination of a controversial public figure, muddy, insufficient explanation, hence a logical ground for a conspiracy theories. If you add that the director of the movie gets murdered himself, soon after finishing this film,it all gets even more convoluted. Pim Fortuyn was labeled with the extremist labels, racism, intolerance, but he was much more complex person. An open homosexual, asking hard but not unfair questions. Without any answers or useful suggestions, he was smeared and easily dismissed. And shortly after killed. The movie is powerful, but little disjointed , as if the director wasn't sure himself of his intentions.

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