Beware the Locals: Wildschut (1985) 35mm presentation

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The notorious film studio The Cannon Group made only one Dutch production during the 15-year Golan-Globus dominated era of action-packed B movie cinema. But this hostage flick has some very strong performances and a brooding plot that elevates this to one of the best 80’s action films Dutch cinema had to offer. Presented in a crisply restored 35mm print from Eye Film Institute.

Regie: Bobby Eerhart

Cast: Hidde Maas, Jack Monkau, Annick Christiaens


Drama, Misdaad, Thriller

Land: Nederland, België

Speelduur: 92 minuten

Taal: Nederlands

Ondertiteling: Geen


After an armed robbery, two thieves Jim and Charlie choose the isolated farmhouse Wildschut as their hide-out. The Deleye family, owners of Wildschut, are taken hostage and are forced to accept the situation under Jim’s brutal domination. The more gentle Charlie decides to reside in one of the rooms to tend to his wounds, while at the same time keeping the baby hostage. As the local police close in on the situation, tensions in the house begin to grow.

On April 9th with an introduction by Jan Bart Dieperink and a video message by actor Hidde Maas.
He has been archiving exceptional Dutch films for years. During this time he has talked to actors, directors and has collected all kinds of promotional materials. He’s working on a book in which all these conversations will be bundled. Wildschut is one of his absolute favorites and so, Dieperink will introduce the only real Dutch gangster film and give you more background information.