Fortuyn film set for December release

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4 August 2004 , AMSTERDAM — As if his tragic death was not already immortalised, filming of the Pim Fortuyn movie started on Sunday ready for release by the end of the year.

4 August 2004

AMSTERDAM — As if his tragic death was not already immortalised, filming of the Pim Fortuyn movie started on Sunday ready for release by the end of the year.

Director Theo van Gogh and producer Gijs van de Westelaken have revealed they will publish a daily report about the progress of the film — to be released by Tiscali — on its website.

The site www.0605defilm.nl will offer daily film set reports lasting for several minutes, and Van Gogh will also maintain a daily video diary. The website will also contain interviews, photos and background information.

Anti-immigrant politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated by animal rights activist Volkert van der Graaf in May 2002, shortly before the national election. His populist LPF party later went onto form a short-lived coalition government with the Christian Democrat CDA and Liberal VVD.

The stars of "0605 - de film" are Thijs Römer, Tara Elders, Johnny de Mol and Jack Wouterse, Dutch public news service NOS reported. Filming will take place in The Hague and Hilversum, where Fortuyn was gunned down.

Van Gogh intends to use a quicker and more modern technique for production and editing of the digital movie, with filming to be completed by mid-September. The film is expected to be premiered via internet in December.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news

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