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    True story thriller 21 Days: The Heineken Kidnapping hits DVD and Blu-ray in February

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    Arrow Films have announced the release of true story based thriller 21 Days: The Heineken Kidnapping for both DVD and Blu-ray this coming 4th February. Starring Rutger Hauer as Alfred Henry Heineken, this is about the Netherland’s most notorious abduction of Heineken himself in 1983.

    Directed by Maarten Treurniet, it co-stars Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Teun Kuilboer, Gijs Naber and Korneel Evers. Alas no other details to bring you, other than a 118 minute running time, expect a retail price of around £11 for the DVD and £13 for the Blu-ray edition.

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    Rem is an amateur street thug looking for an easy way out of poverty. When he overhears his brother-in-law Cor and associates plotting criminal schemes, Rem wants in on the action. In an effort to impress theothers Rem suggests the job to end all jobs, a daring kidnap.

    The target is Freddy Heineken, the multi-millionaire brewery president. Heineken’s immense wealth is the key attraction but Rem also blames him for his father's failing health due to alcoholism after long years of service as a Heineken salesman.

    The gang successfully execute the kidnapping and demand a large ransom, but when the family refuses to give up any kind of money their plan slowly begins to unravel. Rem is drawn deeper and deeper into the worsening situation and his darker impulses are revealed. When he is tasked with monitoring Freddy's cell, Rem seems to enjoy the power he holds over the rich man and cruelly tests his psychological resolve.

    After 21 days the ransom is finally paid but the police are already closing in. Two of the gang are arrested but Rem and Cor manage to flee to France. They are apprehended but legal proceedings and extradition issues may give them a chance to evade Dutch justice. Freddy Heineken then begins his own quest for extrajudicial revenge.

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