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De trein van zes uur tien (1999)

Onno Staling kidnapped Alex Bickers to ensure he won't get the prestiguous job at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Onno desperately wants. Now, three years later, they meet again.


Frank Ketelaar


Frank Ketelaar (scenario), Joost Prinsen (additional script contributions)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Onno Staling
Roeland Fernhout Roeland Fernhout ... Alex Bickers
Rifka Lodeizen ... Merel Dankmeijer
Halina Reijn ... Mieke Volkers
Rudolf Lucieer Rudolf Lucieer ... Kumfus
Marnie Blok Marnie Blok ... Secretaresse Camilla
Jordy Krant Jordy Krant ... Baby Jacob
Gwen Eckhaus Gwen Eckhaus ... Spiritueel leidsvrouw
Leopold Witte Leopold Witte ... Arbeidsbureauman
Hugo Koolschijn Hugo Koolschijn ... Sociale Dienstman
Alwien Tulner Alwien Tulner ... Anneke
Diederik Ebbinge Diederik Ebbinge ... Yup
Khaldoun Elmecky Khaldoun Elmecky ... Politieman Brouwer (as Khaldoun el Mecky)
Rodney Beddal Rodney Beddal ... Inspecteur (as Rodney Beddall)
Rinco van der Baan Rinco van der Baan ... Ober (as Rimco van der Baan)


Onno Staling has been unemployed for a while. Now his dream job finally is available: conservator at the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There's only one obstacle, Alex Bickers is also applying for the job. To ensure he will get the job, Otto kidnaps Alex, a terrifying experience for the victim. Alex never found out who was responsible and the police thought he made it up. But when three years later Otto must select an assistant conservator, Alex is one of the candidates. Otto feels remorse. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Thriller | Drama






Dutch | English

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5 May 1999 (Netherlands) See more »

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The 18.10 Train See more »

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Entertaining and original thriller
25 March 2002 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Onno Staling (Peter Paul Muller) is one of the applicants vying for a top job in the Rijksmuseum. To ensure success for himself, he decides on a plan to abduct another applicant Alex Bickers (Roeland Fernhout)and hold him captive in the cellar of an isolated cottage. The plan works in his favour and he is appointed, but Fate can play such strange tricks, and in the ensuing years the tables are turned and it becomes a story of vengeance.

There are some interesting clues some of which can be guessed at,and even the 6.10 express, as regular as clockwork, plays an important role in the unfolding events.

The actors portray the main characters (thoroughly despicable) with a high degree of competence, and the story itself is quite believable though hopefully applicants will not resort to this kind of behaviour. I thought the pressure pack was a rather strange and unusual birthday present in the early part of the film, but it is a necessary part of the story.

The boiling coffee poised over the innocent smiling baby was a terrifying moment and locking someone in an over-heated sauna could have dire consequences. With a whole series of exciting scenes I felt the entire film was well constructed and an above average thriller. Indeed it held me right to the end and then the unpleasant job of identifying a corpse in the morgue gave way to even one more exciting revelation.

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