Anatomie einer Entführung (2004)

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Anatomie einer Entführung: Directed by Pieter Jan Brugge. With Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Alessandro Nivola. As an executive is held captive by a former employee, it’s up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

“I was watching this movie and everything reminded me of the Gerrit Heijn kidnapping in the Netherlands in 1987. I even regognised the road and the bridge where the murder took place. It is near Wolfheze in the woods, just next to the A12 highway from Utrecht to Arnhem. I could find no credits anywhere and only one mention on Wikipedia. I can only suspect the family never gave permission for this movie. And I believe they are right. All the characters are flat and there is no depth in them. This movie could not hold my attention and I think it was a waste of time on three great actors. We have a Dutch saying: Shoemaker stay with your own tools, meaning you should always stick with what you do best. This is so true for Pieter Jan Brugge. A good producer does not make a good director”

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