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The Hell of '63 (2009)

108 min | Drama, Sport

When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. This film is based on the true facts of the fateful ...See moreWhen conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. This film is based on the true facts of the fateful day in 1963 when, due to plunging temperatures and rough terrain, thousands of skaters suffered frostbite and shocking injuries. Only a small number would cross the finish-line, but for those who did, it was to be a life changing event! Written by Holland Film See less
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Steven de Jong (screenplay) | Maarten Lebens (screenplay) | Jean Ummels (screenplay)
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$2,689,252
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Dec 16, 2009 (Belgium)

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Willeke van Ammelrooy
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Kees Prins
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Pierre Bokma
Commissaris der Koningin Harry Linthorst Homan Commissaris der Koningin Harry Linthorst Homan   See fewer
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Cees Geel
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Dieuwke Dieuwke   See fewer
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Cas Jansen
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Jos Bertens
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Peter Tuinman
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Robbert Blokland
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Fedde Hoekstra
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Bob de Jong
Schaatser stempelpost Sloten Schaatser stempelpost Sloten   See fewer
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Henk Gemser
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Marco Overeem
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Chiem Bokma
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Elmar Düren
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Wiebe Wieling
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Daniel Bokma
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Edwin Evers
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Dennis Faber
Boer Jan Boer Jan   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 1,614 votes