The Heineken Kidnapping
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The kidnapping of beer magnate Freddy Heineken was one of Europe's most highly-publicized crimes when it occurred in November of 1983. Systematically planned out by a group of amateur street thugs, the story would bring the Netherlands-based Heineken company into the world spotlight and set in motion a chain of events that transformed a novice young crook into a master criminal. The Netherlands' most beloved acting talent, the legendary Rutger Hauer, plays Freddy Heineken, a man who has turned his family brewing company into a multi-million dollar empire. Reinout Scholten van Aschat is Rem, a petty criminal at the end of his rope, burdened by an alcoholic father who once worked for Heineken. When the opportunity presents itself to kidnap the beer magnate, Rem and his associates decide to take the family for all they're worth... but as the scheme quickly falls apart, they find themselves the target of not just Amsterdam's police force - but also the world media! A fictionalized account of the Netherlands’ most notorious kidnapping, THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING is a taut dramatic thriller featuring a breathtaking, spot-on performance from Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER, THE HITCHER). Dutch language, subtitled in English.
Starring Rutger Hauer, Sallie Harmsen, Marcel Hensema
Director Maarten Treurniet