De Heineken ontvoering

Maarten Treurniet Feature film - 2011 - 118 min.
Twelve plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Acteur Reinout Scholten van Aschat

Beste Montage JP Luijsterburg

Beste Production Design Wilbert van Dorp

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Muziek Tom Holkenborg

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol Truus te Selle

Vakprijs Geluid Peter Warnier

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

The kidnapping of the century cost Alfred Heineken 35 million. His kidnappers had a lucky escape. They thought... Controversial reconstruction, featuring veteran Hauer and a series of young actors.

In 1983, beer brewer Alfred Heineken, together with his chauffeur, is kidnapped on the doorstep of his office. For twenty-one nerve-racking days, the beer baron remains fettered in a chilly, cramped cell. His kidnappers, four criminal friends from Amsterdam, initially have great problems cashing the ransom. Once liberated, Heineken plays an active role in the global hunt for his tormentors and millions of guilders disappear. Director Maarten Treurniet stuck close to the historical facts surrounding Holland’s most notorious kidnapping episode, but took some creative liberties. Although he does not appear as a character, Heineken kidnapper Willem Holleeder recognised his younger self so clearly in Reinout Scholten van Aschat’s rendering that he took legal action, and lost.


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