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De uitverkorene (2006)

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

Director:

Theu Boermans

Writers:

Frank Ketelaar (screenplay), Kees Prins (story)
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 Holland's 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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Drama

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

3 June 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

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Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)
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IDTV Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a free interpretation of the rise and (especially) decline of the Dutch software company Baan van de Baan brothers. The company with a strict Christian background was from about 1985 to 2000 located in Barneveld on the Veluwe. 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 minister in the movie speaks of "Heer"(Lord), while in reality he would have used "Heere" (Lord). See more »

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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Dank sei Dir, Herr
Written by Siegfried Ochs
Performed by Aafje Heynis
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Transparent acting gradually builds up a story of a beautifully constructed moral dilemma
23 August 2006 | by cruzleeSee all my reviews

I am amazed by the realism in this work. Hardly surprising, because it is clearly inspired by and based upon the Baan Company affair. The story shows us how faith and business in a big Dutch company rooted in the bible-belt get entangled up to the point where tension gets too high and the shoulders of the ones carrying it collapse. Maybe dogmatic faith and business do not mix after all? Maybe this collapse is nothing but a logical consequence? It set me to think about that.

All the main characters play their parts very convincingly. Kees Prins' role in particular was a real surprise to me. I knew he is talented, but still he exceeded my expectations. However, Pierre Bokma's performance is possibly even better. Furthermore, acting by all the players in this movie is transparent as it should be; building up the story and tension without drawing attention.

I highly recommend this movie.


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