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Ramses is a somewhat shy 20-year old boy who has been living in a rural commune under sect-like conditions for 8 years. With piercings all over his body and dressed in robes, he has been studying the teachings of Kahn-Goeroe. When he is about to undergo a rather painful initiation rite, his sister Natasha visits and tells him their father is sick and dying. Ramses receives permission to leave, and together they head for Amsterdam. Once outside the commune, Ramses who isn't used to making his own decisions, learns about love and he meets a Palestinian prophet who is expecting the Messiah to land on the roof of his flat on the outskirts of Amsterdam.Written by
The landing spot for Jezus is supposed to be De Bijlmer, a neighborhood of Amsterdam. In 1992 a Boeing jet operated by El Al airlines crashed down on De Bijlmer, just after takeoff, taking out a large chunk of a high rise and killing 43 people. See more »
What was Crijns thinking? Okay, he has claimed in interviews he likes this film better than his Met grote blijdschap (2001), but I bet he is the only one. That film was quite well made and made good use of the fine actors that were in it. But this?! O, my God. Kim van Kooten gives her only bad performance ever. And even worse: it looks like this film killed the carreer in movies Hans Teeuwen might have had. The most talented stand up in Holland had to see that his friend Theo Maasen (who always was considered to be tthe second greatest talent in stand up) did make it. Theo did very well AmnesiA (2001), also a small obscure film like Jezus is een Palestijn, but much better. Where Jezus is een Palestijn was slaughtered, AmnesiA was praized, as was Maassen, who then was put in the Dutch blockbuster Minoes (2001) with AmnesiA co-star Carice van Houten. (Both were very good in it, by the way)
And all Teeuwen was allowed to do in that film was a small bitpart: the voice of one of the cats. It's a shame. Maassen is now even in several TV-series and Teeuwen is never used. But I'm sure he could do better than in this film. I hope they give him a next chance. Let's just hope it's not Crijns who gives it....
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