Riphagen, a WWII-crime thriller based on the life of Andries ‘Al Capone’ Riphagen, tells the true story of infamous gangster Andries Riphagen, one of Holland’s most notorious criminals during the Second World War.
Riphagen was a boxer, a pimp, a smuggler who enriched himself through the black market by trading in the goods that had been left behind by Jews, but most fervently was a Jew hunter who profited immensely from the war, tracking, extorting and betraying Jewish people in hiding. He was to blame for the deaths of at least 200 people. He imagines himself untouchable until the young police officer Jan van Liempd opens up a hunt for him. The most exceptional thing about Riphagen’s story is that he was never convicted. How this could have happened forms the backbone of the plot of this miniseries. Riphagen draws on the vocabulary of the thriller as viewed on the big screen as an exciting feature film.
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About the film
- Director: Pieter Kuijpers
- 2016/Netherlands/131 minutes
- Narrative, TV Miniseries, Holocaust, Crime
- Dutch, English, German with English Subtitles
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