'De uitverkorene' is, for dutch standards, a pretty good movie. Although it is for me strange to believe that there are really very successful companies who are build upon strict religion, it wasn't to hard to imagine. The story is pretty good, and with the enron scandal also quite believable and actual.
Furthermore, the acting is really good, I especially liked the acting of the 2 'brothers', they really are convincing, and although they have their differences you can still easy see that they need and trust each other as family. The girl playing Marthe was also pretty good in her role.
((spoilers in this alinea)) There were also some downsides to this story, I found it hard to believe that a girl who was raised very religious would have sex with a men she had only just met a couple of times, and overall the pace of the movie doesn't seem to be equal all the time (which leaves you wondering how many time has passed since the previous scene). Also, I personally would have liked it if they would elaborate on how Steven exactly died, was it from the first hit of the car, or did Peter had to give it a few more tries.., I think that it would have been nice to know, since you could really feel that he wanted Steven to die in that scene, or at least leave the company.
But overall, a very enjoyable movie to watch.
2 out of 4 found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.