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De Heineken ontvoering (2011)

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A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director:

Maarten Treurniet

Writers:

Kees van Beijnum (scenario), Maarten Treurniet (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Alfred Heineken
Reinout Scholten van Aschat Reinout Scholten van Aschat ... Rem
Gijs Naber ... Cor
Teun Kuilboer Teun Kuilboer ... Frans
Korneel Evers Korneel Evers ... Jan
Truus te Selle Truus te Selle ... Mrs. Heineken
Marjolein Keuning Marjolein Keuning ... Els
Sallie Harmsen ... Lisa
Menno Van Beekum Menno Van Beekum ... Ab Doderer
Ton Kas Ton Kas ... Meneer Humbrechts
Beppie Melissen Beppie Melissen ... Mevrouw Humbrechts
Laurie Reijs Laurie Reijs ... Sonja
Marcel Hensema ... Kees Sietsma
Genio de Groot ... Korthals Altes
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Max Moszkowicz
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Storyline

Rem's Amsterdam family lives a nightmare since his father got an alcohol abuse problem related to working for multinational Heineken's brewery distribution and was fired before it became terminal. Rem learns that his bully work colleague Cor is planning to kidnap a businessman with two freak acolytes. Rem convinces them to let him in and aim higher, beer king Alfred Heineken himself, after being nearly run over and left with a token banknote by his driver. They pretend having taken Heineken and his driver to Germany and cash a huge ransom. Heineken hires private detectives and pushes the Dutch and French police, who soon capture the gang. The faulty extradition treaty, up for revision but too late, prevents a Dutch trail for Rem and Cor, but the French authorities fly them to the French half of Antillian island St.Martin and Heineken's cash is spread liberally in a plot to drive the pair over the island border, on Dutch soil. Written by KGF Vissers

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Revenge served... ice cold. See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | French

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

21 Days: The Heineken Kidnapping See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€725,789 (Netherlands), 30 October 2011, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The soundtrack of De Heineken Ontvoering, featuring the score of the film by Tom Holkenborg (Junky XL), plus an extra song entitled 'Me Again' as performed by Franklin Brown, was released on Otober 15th, 2011. See more »

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Before the kidnapping happens one of the gang members takes a seat on a black bench on a square. This black street furniture was introduced at least 20 years after the events take place. See more »

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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #7.15 (2012) See more »

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Not worth the watch
14 March 2012 | by harmvanderhoffSee all my reviews

Going on the knowlegde of the original story I was looking forward watching this. But what a disappointment. This might possible be one of the worst Dutch productions of the last years. No suspense, rushing plot line, bad acting, bad cinemography. The only highlight was seeing Hauer in action again.

Especially in the middle part where there was opportunity for some suspense and story building, the movie seemed to speed up like crazy. Therefor the moment between ransom and captioning the bad guys was ridiculously fast paced.

I struggled through the last hour to even finish it. 2 hours of my life I'm not getting back :)


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