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Tula: The Revolt (2013)

'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. 'Tula The Revolt' ... See full summary »


Jeroen Leinders


Curtis Holt Hawkins (screenplay), Jeroen Leinders
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Credited cast:
Danny Glover ... Shinishi
Jeroen Krabbé ... Gouverneur De Veer
Deobia Oparei ... Hacha
Aden Gillett ... Father Schinck
Derek de Lint ... Baron van Westerholt
Paul Bazely ... Louis
Natalie Simpson ... Speranza
Doña Croll Doña Croll ... Old Mama Pretu
Obi Abili Obi Abili ... Tula
Wesley Mutsaars ... Patrol Commander
Jeroen Willems Jeroen Willems ... Van Uytrecht
Mattijn Hartemink Mattijn Hartemink ... Lt. Plechter
Benjamin Martis Benjamin Martis ... Injured Slave
Henriëtte Tol Henriëtte Tol ... Mrs. Lesire
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'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. 'Tula The Revolt' tells the true story of a man who dared to stand up against his oppressors leading his people in a peaceful march for freedom, equality and brotherhood. An action movie, but at the same time a character movie, giving the audience the insights of a reluctant leader, his hopes, his fears, his values, his love, his faith, but also his inevitable destiny. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | War



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English | Dutch

Release Date:

4 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Slavupproret See more »

Filming Locations:

Curaçao, Netherlands


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€14,801 (Netherlands), 7 July 2013, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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6 April 2014 | by oyvindeiSee all my reviews

Nothing makes any sense in this film: There is no coherent story, episodes stand on their own without being integrated in the greater plot. Characters are just one-dimensional, caricatures really. Tula, the illiterate slave, all of a sudden becomes some kind of Enlightenment philosopher. His "black" girlfriend does not look at all like any kind of Curacaoan. Whites are seen as bigoted racists, even sadists. Historical accuracy is totally disregarded for fantasy and not that subtle political comment on the present day. The actors, probably due to the awful script, cannot make any difference. Glover and Krabbe cannot be too happy about this film.

All in all, this may be the worst film I have seen in years, despite my interest in the island. But on Curacao is was a great success: The government assembly even voted to hand out free tickets to school children so they could be (mis-)informed about their own history.

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