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The Columnist (2019)

De Kuthoer (original title)
Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.

Director:

Ivo van Aart

Writer:

Daan Windhorst

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Cast

Credited cast:
Genio de Groot ... Arend
Katja Herbers ... Femke Boot
Rein Hofman ... Arjen Tol, neighbor
Bram van der Kelen Bram van der Kelen ... Steven Dood
Achraf Koutet ... Tarik Bos
Claire Porro Claire Porro ... Anna Boot
Harry van Rijthoven Harry van Rijthoven ... Head of the school
Seno Sever ... Politieagent
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Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The International title "the columnist" does not reflect the reference to the derogatory comments online. "Kuthoer" translates literary to "cunt-whore" and is considered to be quite offensive in Dutch. It is one of the names Femke gets called. See more »

Goofs

In her dealing with Tarik, Femke shoots 3 times with a double barreled hunting rifle without reloading. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sky News Breakfast: Episode dated 13 March 2021 (2021) See more »

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A modern Hitchcockian thriller
12 September 2020 | by victordelavieterSee all my reviews

Male a**holes plague writer an columninst Femke. Cybertrolling, insulting, dominating, bullying, hating. Then Femke takes drastic measures. Actress Katja Herbers is great in this movie. With one look she shows us she is taking fateful decisions, maintaining a state of irony all the time. Seemingly innicent scenes get an ominous turn as she confronts her agressors with her being innocent and revengeful at the same time. Great scene settings, and balanced direction. Director Ivo doesn't need nervous camera movements or nervous cutting, actionmovie style, to create Hitchcockian tension. Will the police find out? Check out the scene with the nude guy in the bath. You are a nice guy"? O.k." Splash!!! No country for old men meets First wives club...


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

7 May 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Columnist See more »

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NL Film See more »
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