Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij (1976)

Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij (1976)

Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij

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The exploitation of 19th-century Indonesia by Dutch Colonialists provides the basis of this historical drama that centers on a renegade officer who tries to change the rules. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Multatuli, Gerard Soeteman
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Critic Reviews for Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 16, 2007
New York Times
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Max Havelaar works because it's not about Max's heroism -- it's about how his idealism is shattered and the hypocrisy of his entire service is laid bare.

Full Review… | June 11, 2007
GreenCine

Audience Reviews for Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij

Not everyone is Sajitha Ray or Luchino Visconti, making an epic without real linear construction and filled with meaningful silents is a difficult endeavour. Fons Rademakers tries his best and is often close from success but he never quite manages to nail his subject and the spectator is often left bored to tears. It is really unfortunate since the cast is brilliant, in particular Peter Faber proves what a brilliant actor he is.
The setting in Indonesia is glorious, but we can regret the rather dullness of the point made: if people in power were nicer to the people, there would be less poverty. The character of Max is not very well constructed either and at times his actions barely make sense. Finally, it is unfortunate that the end is a sort of small-time administrative plot which is about as interesting as it sounds.

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