The Heineken Kidnapping 

The Heineken Kidnapping


The Heineken Kidnapping is based on the kidnapping of beer tycoon Heineken that hit the news in the Netherlands and abroad in the eighties of the last century. The film transcends the well known story of the kidnap and goes on to tell the story of Alfred Heineken’s revenge, which culminates in a hunt for the kidnappers across the globe. Focusing on the psychological power struggle between the successful and charismatic beer brewer and a ruthless young criminal with a grudge.

Directed by 

Maarten Treurniet


Written by 

Kees van Beijnum, Maarten Treurniet


Original Title 

De Heineken Ontvoering


  • Year 
  • 2011
  • Length 
  • 100'
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • World Sales 
  • Bavaria Film International
  • Distributor 
  • A-Film Distribution
  • Cast 
  • Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer, Korneel Evers, Truus te Selle, Marjolein Keuning, Sallie Harmsen
  • Producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Richard Claus
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • Robert Kievit (VARA)
  • Director of Photography 
  • Giulio Biccari
  • Production design 
  • Wilbert van Dorp
  • Editor 
  • JP Luijsterburg
  • Casting 
  • Kemna Casting, Job Castelijn, Janusz Gosschalk
  • Sound design 
  • Peter Warnier
  • Art Direction 
  • Wilbert van Dorp
  • Film Music 
  • Tom Holkenborg

    Credits are not contractual

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