A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Alfred Heineken's (Rutger Hauer's) 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath, and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken in 1983, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France, and Germany, and the country is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter (Frank Lammers).
A Dutch television series that is about an exiled knight and his Indian friend. Together they try to get his birth right papers back from an evil Lord. During their quest, they get help from a noble man who offers them a place in his castle.
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.
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 (Reinout Scholten van Aschat) learns that his bully work colleague Cor (Gijs Naber) is planning to kidnap a businessman with two freak acolytes. Rem convinces them to let him in and aim higher, beer King Alfred Heineken (Rutger Hauer), 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
The soundtrack of De Heineken Ontvoering, featuring the score of this movie by Tom Holkenborg (Junky XL), plus an extra song titled "Me Again" as performed by Franklin Brown, was released on Otober 15, 2011. See more »
The kidnap took place in 1983, however traffic signs and roundabouts as filmed in the movie has been introduced in the Netherlands since the 90s. See more »
Years ago i read the book "De Heineken Ontvoering" by Peter R. de Vries. The book was written after many conversations with the kidnappers to get a first person feeling about the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer.
Now anxious to see the movie about it, I watched it yesterday, but almost cannot find any reference of the real kidnapping, I followed the news in 1983 and read the book. The movie shows only highlights but the real story remains hidden on the big screen.
Many details are not shown, like the blast furness is shown in one scene but not used like it was in the book, clothing and a referenced kidnapping was also discarded and many many more details missing in the movie. No suspense like the book gave, no thrilling feeling while watching, i even had trouble staying focused and awake during the movie.
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