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De wederopstanding van een klootzak (2013)

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A criminal starts questioning his violent way of life when he searches for the unknown assailant who almost shot him to death.


Guido van Driel


Bas Blokker (screenplay), Guido van Driel (graphic novel) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yorick van Wageningen ... Ronnie
Goua Robert Grovogui ... Eduardo
Juda Goslinga Juda Goslinga ... Janus
René Groothof René Groothof ... Minne
Leny Breederveld Leny Breederveld ... Sientje
Rian Gerritsen Rian Gerritsen ... Lotte
Jeroen Willems Jeroen Willems ... James Joyce
Eric Schreurs Eric Schreurs ... Jaap
Johan van der Pol Johan van der Pol ... Marnix
Katrien van Beurden Katrien van Beurden ... Mara
Juliette van Ardenne ... Chantal
Pepijn Schoneveld Pepijn Schoneveld ... Titus
Gustav Borreman Gustav Borreman ... Stanley
Maria Groothof Maria Groothof ... Sarah
Ali Kouchiry Ali Kouchiry ... Ahmadi


A criminal starts questioning his violent way of life when he searches for the unknown assailant who almost shot him to death.

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Release Date:

21 February 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

I anastasi tou bastardou See more »


Box Office


€1,300,000 (estimated)
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Renowned Dutch actor Jeroen Willems, who plays gangster boss James Joyce, died a few months after the end of the shoot. The film is dedicated to him. See more »

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The resurrection of an Asshole
2 February 2016 | by movies-by-dbSee all my reviews

Dutch cinema is on the rise. Last few years the films have become better and better, mainly because they're not as Dutch anymore.. Strange reasoning perhaps, but others familiar with Dutch cinema will now what I mean. This goes for mainstream films but in particular the less mainstream or even art house films. Not that I would consider "De Wederopstanding van een Klootzak" as art-house, but it definitely isn't mainstream. In that way it's a strange film, and one I really enjoyed very much. I loved the character's, of which some were kind of clichéd, cartoonesque, presented in beautiful settings and colours, meticulously framed every time. I didn't read the graphic novel on which this film is based but I can definitely imagine some of the framing is taken straight from it (as in f.e. "Sin City").

It's not all style over substance. It has two nice intimate story lines that intermingle at certain points, I won't spoil the how and when, and it shows great acting by all concerned. Yorrick van Wageningen plays Ronnie so well, I felt quite torn on whether to like him or despise him.

All in all a great Dutch film, no, a great film. Period.. And if I would have to compare it with other work, it would be Nicolas Winding Refn's 8/10

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