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De uitverkorene (2006)

The two brothers Van der Laan, of strict religion, have been running the Netherlands' most successful software company for 10 years when suddenly their financial manager leaves the firm. ... See full summary »

Director:

Theu Boermans

Writers:

Frank Ketelaar (screenplay), Kees Prins (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Antje Boermans Antje Boermans ... Esther
Pierre Bokma ... Peter van der Laan
Titus Goeman Borgesius Titus Goeman Borgesius ... Bert
Krijn ter Braak Krijn ter Braak ... Dominee Visser
Sep de Baan Sep de Baan ... Albert
Tijn Docter Tijn Docter ... Steven Kuipers
Pim Duiven Pim Duiven ... Aafje
Ria Eimers Ria Eimers ... Geerte van der Laan
Monic Hendrickx ... Aleid van der Laan
Katja Herbers ... Marthe van der Laan
Jannie Houweling Jannie Houweling ... Floor
Charlie Leuken Charlie Leuken ... David
Theo Pont Theo Pont ... Hamersma
Kees Prins ... Johan
Freek Romijn Freek Romijn ... Geert
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The two brothers Van der Laan, of strict religion, have been running the Netherlands' most successful software company for 10 years when suddenly their financial manager leaves the firm. The lives of the brothers and their families get turned upside down when they hire a young hot shot financial specialist, in order to pursue their goal to bring the company to the NASDAQ. Written by Anonymous

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The film is a free interpretation of the rise and (especially) decline of the Dutch software company Baan, founded by the brothers Jan and Paul Baan. The company with a strict Christian background was located in Barneveld, in the Veluwe region, from about 1985 to 2000. After a listing on the American stock exchange had been applied for, it turned out that all sorts of financial matters had not been properly arranged; the initial success was based on quicksand. The company was saved from bankruptcy when it was bought by an English company. See more »

Goofs

The congregation sings a hymn hesitant and rhythmic. A double error. In such a strict religious church will be sung in full tones, so each tone is equally long and takes several counts. The congregation sings powerful and full, especially if it is a jubilee song or psalm of battle. Not surprising, the faithful have known these psalms from childhood. Doubts about the text and pitch are unthinkable. See more »

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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Dank sei Dir, Herr
Written by Siegfried Ochs
Performed by Aafje Heynis
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fantastic movie about the Dutch bible-belt
3 June 2006 | by jvdtopSee all my reviews

Just saw this movie on TV and i think it's fabulous.It's about an IT-company which is founded and run by two brothers,living on the Veluwe, an area known in Holland as very strict in protestant religion(black stocking church is the nickname in Holland)Although the company tries to work with the strict biblical rules, the family finds it difficult to maintain these rules in big business.Based on a real-life scandal in Holland, the movie is very precise in showing the way these people live and try to explain everything through the bible. In one scene even the minister tells the people in church to go in peace and buy shares of the v. d.Laan company. Based on facts the film gives great insides in the way these people do there business and ,most of the time, get away with it.Acting is sublime!It's really the best Dutch movie i saw for quiet some time.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

3 June 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

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Budget:

EUR800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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