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De bende van Oss (2011)

Netherlands, 1938. In a small town in the province of North Brabant called Oss, Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

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André van Duren

Writers:

Paul Jan Nelissen (screenplay), André van Duren (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sylvia Hoeks ... Johanna van Heesch
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Ties van Heesch
Daan Schuurmans ... Wachtmeester Roelofse
Maria Kraakman ... Trees Biemans
Frank Lammers ... Harry den Brock
Pierre Bokma ... Sal Hedeman
Benja Bruijning ... Jan
Guido Pollemans Guido Pollemans ... Piet van der Heijden
Juliette van Ardenne ... Zuster in ziekenhuis
Dennis Overeem ... Bosma
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Pastoor de Roos
Elle van Rijn Elle van Rijn ... Ellie
Bob Stoop ... Kamerlid van der Putt
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ... Wim de Kuyper
Joël de Tombe Joël de Tombe ... Chauffeur Hedeman
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Storyline

In the 1930's the Brabant (southern province of the Netherlands) city of Oss was caught up in a crime wave. Even the military police was sent from the north to free the city from the terror regime of the gang of Oss. When they discover sex crimes and fraud even amongst the local clerics and prominent members of the community, the conflict escalates between the catholic south and protestant north which eventually leads to the fall of the 'Colijn' administration, the last operating pre-war administration. During this a young woman Johanna wants to escape from the web of crime that surrounds her. The harder she tries the more she gets stuck in fraud, prostitution, manslaughter and even murder.

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Taglines:

You have to know your enemies before you know your friends.

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Crime | Drama | History

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

29 September 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De Bende van Oss See more »

Filming Locations:

Oss, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€165,704 (Netherlands), 2 October 2011, Limited Release
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on real events in the 30ties of the 20th century in the town of Oss that caused the fall of the government just before the start of WW2. See more »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #7.11 (2011) See more »

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A beautifully made film, but a little lengthy.
9 October 2011 | by eleanorlbakerSee all my reviews

The first thing you notice about the film is just how beautifully made it is. Everything from the costume, set, acting, and the general atmosphere of the film is excellent. Very good attention to detail.

The story is interesting and although it is based on a true story, still full of the unexpected and is very original.

My biggest problem with this film is the length and tempo of it. It is a long film and although I appreciate that they would want to stay true to the story but that causes the film to drag in places and feels very slow. And it is very easy to loose interest and difficult to keep your attention on the film in places.

A nice film with an interesting story line.


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