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Amsterdam Vice (2019)

Baantjer: Het Begin (original title)
A mild-mannered police detective freshly stationed in tumultuous 1980 Amsterdam enters a race against time when he encounters a violent plot against the Dutch royal family.


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Credited cast:
Fedja van Huêt ... Bob Donkers
Tygo Gernandt ... Tonnie Montijn
Lisa Smit ... Pien
Robert de Hoog ... Siem Looder
Jelka van Houten Jelka van Houten ... Wachtcommandant Selma
Horace Cohen ... Rechercheur Baks
Waldemar Torenstra Waldemar Torenstra ... Jurre de Cock
Ruben van der Meer ... Rechercheur van Kemenade
Mads Wittermans Mads Wittermans
Tim Murck Tim Murck
Peter Bolhuis Peter Bolhuis ... Politiechef
Loes Luca Loes Luca ... Louise
Guido Den Broeder ... Rechercheur
Lindsay Zwaan Lindsay Zwaan ... Tessie
Bas Keijzer Bas Keijzer


The 80's. Detective De Cock is stationed in the raw police station on the Warmoesstraat in Amsterdam. Together with his new partner Montijn he encounters a murder case, which seems to be a prelude to an attack during the coronation of Princess Beatrix. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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18 April 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

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All canal shots are filmed in Leiden and not in Amsterdam. See more »


References Columbo (1971) See more »


Saturday Night
Performed by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
Played during opening scene
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One of the better dutch crime films
10 May 2019 | by ronnievanrijswijkSee all my reviews

I watched Baantjer Het Begin yesterday at the cinema and i was blown away, based on watching the trailer i expected it to be good and i was right. The movie is set in a dark gritty and dirty Amsterdam in 1980, full of violent cops, prostitutes and squaters. The film takes place a few days before queen Beatrix gets crowned, newbie Jurre de Cock (Waldemar Torenstra) starts his first day at the police station. And soon teams up with the experienced kinda dirty cop Tonnie (Tygo Gernandt at his best), i won't reveal too much but it's the best dutch movie i've seen in years. And political incorrect as they come, squaters getting beaten up by the police. And one hell of a brutal interrogation scene, so you don't have to worry about it having a lack of action, and the acting is top notch. They did a great job on this one, i hope the movie wins a golden calf.

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