Max Havelaar

Fons Rademakers Feature film - 1976 - 170 min.

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This Dutch-Indonesian co-production is an adaptation of Multatuli's novel from 1859. Peter Faber plays Dutch civil servant Max Havelaar, who is appointed to take up office in the colonised Dutch East Indies. He sees how the affluent Dutch coffee traders and local regents exploit and oppress the poor native population. He is so concerned about these people's fate that, against the custom, he lodges protest against the way they are treated. Until 1987, this film was blacklisted in Indonesia, because the feudal regents in the film were not only Dutchmen, but also Indonesians.

Credits

Director(s) Fons Rademakers
Producer(s) Fons Rademakers
Production Company
Fons Rademakers Produkties B.V.
P.T.Mondial Motion Pictures
Director of Photography
Production Design
Frank Raven
Fred Wetik
Editing
Victorine Habets
Pieter Bergema
Sound on Set
Erik Langhout
Kees Linthorst
Peter Vink
Cast
Production Country
Netherlands