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Controversial black-and-white début by Theo van Gogh about the fascist psychopath from The Hague Chris Luger (Thom Hoffman) who kidnaps a mentally-handicapped millionaire's daughter to get rich quickly. However the girl's father refuses to pay the ransom. The Dutch- and German-spoken film is a verbal account in diary style. When it was released, this film caused strong aversion due to a scene with two cats in a washing machine.


Production company
Theo van Gogh Produkties
Column Film
Distributor NL
Classics Films

Title: Luger
Year: 1981
Duration : 1 hour, 25 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1985

Gouden Kalf winner

Eervolle Vermelding (1981)
Theo van Gogh

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