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Hans Hylkema

Oeroeg

100' - 1993 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch, Indonesian
Director: Hans Hylkema Composer: Henny Vrienten, Tristan Keuris With: Rik Launspach, Martin Schwab, Peter Faber, Tom van Bauwel, Josée Ruiter, Ivon Pelasula, Jeroen Krabbé
In pre-war colonial days, two boys are born on the same day: Johan, the son of a Dutch plantation owner, and Oeroeg, son of the lndonesian foreman on the plantation. Against all rules they are sworn comrades. After the World War II, Johan (now 24) returns to Indonesia as soldier of a special task force assigned to restore the Dutch authority, now undermined by Indonesian agitators calling for independence. Upon his arrival, Johan rushes to his former residence and discovers hls father brutally murdered. In a flash he sees the face of the murderer, in which he thinks to recognize Oeroeg...

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Credits

Director

Hans Hylkema

Composer

Henny Vrienten, Tristan Keuris

With

Rik Launspach, Martin Schwab, Peter Faber, Tom van Bauwel, Josée Ruiter, Ivon Pelasula, Jeroen Krabbé

Scenario

Jean van de Velde

Director of Photography

Walther Vanden Ende

Editor

Ot Louw

Producer

Guido De Keyser, Jean F. de Smedt

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Indonesian

Countries of production

Belgium, The Netherlands, West Germany

Screenplay based on

''Oeroeg'', (Hella Haasse)

Year

1993

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