Theo van Gogh's last video diaries go online

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24 November 2004AMSTERDAM — Video diaries made by Theo van Gogh during the filming of his dramatisation of the assassination of Dutch politician have gone online.

24 November 2004

AMSTERDAM — Video diaries made by Theo van Gogh during the filming of his dramatisation of the assassination of Dutch politician have gone online.

Van Gogh tells in the final installment of his video diary how happy he is that the movie had been completed without anyone getting hurt and without the production encountering money problems. His last words are: "I am very happy, life is good".

He was shot and stabbed to death in Amsterdam on 2 November as he was on his way to finish post-production work on the film 0605.

Mohammed B, 26, who holds Dutch and Moroccan nationality has been arrested for the murder. A letter pinned to Van Gogh's body with a knife indicated he was killed for his outspoken criticism of Islam.

Internet service provider Tiscali announced on Wednesday the video diaries had been added to the special website The movie can be downloaded for free from the site between 12 and 14 December.

0605 is the first European movie to be premiered on the internet. The movie has also been sold all over the world.

Tiscali provided the EUR 2 million funding to make the movie, something Van Gogh expressed gratitude for in the last video diary. Known for using coarse language, Van Gogh referred to having his "finger in Tiscali's arse".

The title 0605 refers to 6 May 2002, the day anti-immigration politician Fortuyn was gunned down in Hilversum Media Park in Hilversum.

Fortuyn had just finished a live radio interview as part of his LPF party's general election campaign when he was attacked. His murderer Volkert van der Graaf was subsequently jailed for 18 years.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news, Theo van Gogh

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