March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 127 minutes
Rutger Hauer gives one of the most intense and powerful performances of his long career in this Dutch film based on true events from 1983. Hauer plays Alfred Heineken, president of Heineken International and heir to the family's beer fortune. When Heineken gets kidnapped by four young men, he must bide his time in a small cell hoping his company and family pay the ransom. One of the kidnappers, Rem Humbrechts, has plans of his own and they involve revenge. An incredibly intense and dark crime thriller, THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let go of its grip. Brilliantly directed by Maarten Treurniet, what begins as a caper film quickly becomes a film of deep-seeded vengeance. After being released, Heineken must deal with the trauma of his ordeal and the only way to get the horrors out of his head is to see them extinguished. An incredible story giving an in-depth look into the events of the actual kidnapping, this film will leave you hanging onto every word. THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING serves as a reminder that no matter where you're from, crime is crime and revenge is inevitable. (In Dutch with subtitles) –T.W.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet has been a successful television director who faced legal opposition to the release of this film from one of the actual captors.
"Father's Affair" (2003), THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING (2011)
This film is presented with the generous support of DENISE HUCK and MIKE BARUSCHKE.