An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of touch he really is, and it doesn't take long for things to go from bad to worse.
9 September 1976 (Netherlands)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
When critics noticed that the Indonesian language spoken in the film was modern Malay instead of the dialects of 1860, director Fons Rademakers
countered that the Dutch language heard in the film was also more modern than the way it would have sounded in the original time frame. See more
When the movie starts, a trumpeter plays the Dutch national anthem, the "Wilhelmus". But in 1850, that was not yet the Dutch anthem. See more