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Kenau (2014)

While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Atsma ... Wigbold Ripperda
Sallie Harmsen ... Kathelijne
Lisa Smit ... Gertruide
Sophie van Winden ... Magdalena
Monic Hendrickx ... Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer
Attila C. Arpa ... Don Diego (as Attila Árpa)
Peter Van den Begin ... Jacob
Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen ... Pieter Ripperda
Thomas Ryckewaert ... Dominique
Antoin Cox ... Teun
Simon Nader ... Julio, Spanish Officer
Bert Luppes ... Priest
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Duyff
Gabi Fon ... Leida (as Gabriella Fon)
Anne-Marie Jung Anne-Marie Jung ... Bertha
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Storyline

While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by her stubborn closeness. Written by Kenau

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Country:

Netherlands | Hungary | Belgium

Language:

Dutch | French | Spanish

Release Date:

6 March 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

1572 - Die Schlacht um Holland See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$581,801
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although the movie is set in the Dutch city of Haarlem, the movie was shot in Hungary due the more beneficial tax climate. See more »

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Referenced in Talk Show the Game Show: She Ready, Boo! (2017) See more »

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Excellent Dutch production, history
16 March 2014 | by terraguySee all my reviews

Without knowing about the movie, I went to see it. First I was a bit set back by the fact it was Dutch; not much Dutch movies are to my liking. But I was really surprised by how well the movie was, in terms of the characters, the story, the believability and special effects. These were all quite good! I don't know if there are Dutch movies who can top this kind of production, with lots of action and fights.

The story was interesting too, as a historical fact. Of course, it's been made more romantic to be appealing, but it was interesting to see Dutch history on the big screen in a movie that I would normally expect only from studios in bigger countries.

I found it beautifully shot, it captured my attention and took me on a journey through a dark piece of history for the Dutch, when the Spanish people ruled parts of Holland. The characters were fine, there might have been more depth, but it was certainly good enough, enjoyable without big drawbacks.


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