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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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Fons Rademakers


Peter Faber, Sacha Bulthuis, Adendu Soesilaningrat


Gerard Soeteman, Multatuli

Director of Photography

Jan de Bont


Kees Linthorst


Fons Rademakers

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Dutch, Malay

Countries of production


Screenplay based on

Multatuli boek



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