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The Heineken Kidnapping
(De Heineken Ontudering)

Year: 2011
Language: Dutch
Run Time: 127 minutes

The Heineken Kidnapping
The Heineken Kidnapping
The Heineken Kidnapping

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.

CIFF36 Screenings

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM

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Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Maarten Treurniet

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)

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of DENISE HUCK and MIKE BARUSCHKE.

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