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Fons Rademakers

Max Havelaar (Max havelaar)

170' - 1976 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch, Malay
Director: Fons Rademakers With: Peter Faber, Sacha Bulthuis, Adendu Soesilaningrat
19th Century. The Netherlands rule Indonesia as their colony. Coffee trade is affluent and in church this exploitation of the colony is turned into a holy mission. Max Havelaar, a dynamic and ambitious official, is appointed assistant-resident In Lebak after his predecessor has died in dubious circumstances. Lebak is a poor and rebellious province. The native regent and chiefs abuse the population to keep up to their standards, because the Dutch pay them far too little to afford their status. Havelaar denounces this situation and choses the side of the poor. Among these poor villagers are Saïdjah and Adinda: they witness how the fruits of their parents' toll are taken away and they join the rebellion.

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Credits

Director

Fons Rademakers

With

Peter Faber, Sacha Bulthuis, Adendu Soesilaningrat

Scenario

Gerard Soeteman, Multatuli

Director of Photography

Jan de Bont

Editor

Kees Linthorst

Producer

Fons Rademakers

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Malay

Countries of production

Indonesia

Screenplay based on

Multatuli boek

Year

1976

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