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Publieke werken (2015)

In 1888 Amsterdam, a stubborn violin maker and his pharmacist cousin face hardship and tragedy as they oppose the powerful businessmen who plan to force him from his house and erect a luxurious new hotel in its place.

Director:

Joram Lürsen

Writers:

Frank Ketelaar (screenplay), Thomas Rosenboom (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Vedder
Jacob Derwig ... Anijs
Rifka Lodeizen ... Martha
Zeb Troostwijk Zeb Troostwijk ... Klein Pet
Juda Goslinga Juda Goslinga ... Bennemin
Elisabeth Hesemans Elisabeth Hesemans ... Mother Bennemin
Joosje Duk ... Johanna Bennemin
Sander van Amsterdam Sander van Amsterdam ... Lubber
Houk van Warmerdam Houk van Warmerdam ... Sieger
Thomas Cammaert ... Ebert
Leon Voorberg Leon Voorberg ... Henkenhaf
John Leddy John Leddy ... Mr. Carstens
Tobias Kersloot Tobias Kersloot ... Theo
Peter Blankenstein ... Schuurman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanne Arendzen Hanne Arendzen ... Receptioniste Henkenhaf
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Storyline

1888: a luthier, Vedder (Gijs Scholten van Aschat), has to step aside when his home, opposite the recently completed Central Station in Amsterdam, must yield for the planned Victoria Hotel. His cousin Anijs (Jacob Derwig), pharmacist in the Northern provinces of the Netherlands, has gotten into a fix after illegal medical practices, and is looking for a way out. For himself and his wife Martha (Rifka Lodeizen), but also for a colony of poor peat cutters whom he promises a future in the United States. Committed - or is it pride? - the two of them think up a scheme from which they all will fully benefit. With tragic consequences. Written by Topkapi Films

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Yiddish | English

Release Date:

10 December 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noble Intention See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€156,430 (Netherlands), 13 December 2015, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The houses in Amsterdam featured in the story really exist and can be seen on the Prins Hendrikkade. See more »

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The colonists sailed in 1889 and arrived in New York a few months later. The statue of liberty is under construction while it was officially opened in 1886. See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Composed by Johannes Brahms 1878
Performed Janine Jansen
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Unsatisfying
10 September 2017 | by ArconadaSee all my reviews

Three story lines, maybe effective in the book but not in this movie. The most interesting part, only 30 minutes, is the struggle between the protagonist trying to sell his shop and the investor who doesn't want to pay what the shop owner is asking. The rest seems only padding to fill it up to feature length. To bad, because the eye candy is satisfying, i.e. the image of old Amsterdam.


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