Amsterdam, 1980. Young detective De Cock is at the start of his career. Together with partner Montijn he discovers a dangerous conspiracy with far-reaching repercussions.
Amsterdam, 1980. Squatter riots and demonstrations are the order of the day and the Amsterdam Police Department faces a security nightmare: the upcoming coronation of the new Dutch Queen. Detectives De Cock and Montijn are the new kids on the block waiting for an opportunity to break into the criminal investigation department. They get their chance when they come across a Belgian-Dutch crime syndicate looking to spoil the coronation party, a conspiracy with far-reaching repercussions.
120' / colour
Genre: action/adventure, thriller
Original title: BAANTJER, HET BEGIN
Dir: Arne Toonen
Prod: Millstreet Films (NL) - Rachel van Bommel
Co-prod: FBO (BE) - Hilde Delaere
Sc: Thijs Römer, Willem Bosch, Carl Joos
D.O.P.: Jeroen de Bruin
Completed: April 2019
Cast: Waldemar Torenstra (RON GOOSSENS, LOW BUDGET STUNTMAN, MY GRANDPA THE BANKROBBER), Tygo Gernandt (BRIMSTONE, BOY 7), Lisa Smit (KENAU, LENA), Fedja van Huêt (ACCUSED, LITTLE GANGSTER).
a.o. LITTLE GANGSTER (2015, film) Awards: a.o. Starboy Prize-Oulo Int. Children's and Youth FF, Best Foreign Kidpic- Kristiansand Int. Children's FF, Michel Award-Hamburg FF, BLACK OUT (2011, feature), CHUBBY DRUMS (2010, feature) Awards: a.o Best European Film and Audience Award-Schlingel Chemnitz IFF, DROP DEAD! (2009, short) Awards: a.o. Best Int. Short-Cleveland IFF, Best Int. Short-Kerry FF, Best short-Emden FF.
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