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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)

De Heineken ontvoering (original title)
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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 »


Certificate:

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Well done!
19 October 2011 | by john-190-705889See all my reviews

Well done for bringing these talents together. Rem annex Holleeder is a great invention and makes the movie worth seeing. I also liked Heinekens wife a lot. What is great that the film also brings some humor to it. Before the premiere I was a bit skeptical but it worked out really well. I loved all the scenery. Great locations. I waited almost 30 years for this film. It was worth waiting for it. I think it must have been difficult to leave some details out. Something I was surprised of is that they put emphasis on Heineken personal life. They literally brought two worlds (gangsters and Heineken) together in their private world, which makes it interesting and not to factual.


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