Dutch Cocaine Factory
Dutch Cocaine Factory sweeps us into the perception of the world of a 63-year-old cocaine user. Arend suspects the information society is eavesdropping and spying on him. They keep a close eye on each other through the Internet, telescopes and binoculars. We follow Arend to the "Solutions" foundation, and along the way we witness an attempt to revive the Dutch Cocaine Factory. Until World War II, the Netherlands was the largest producer of quality cocaine in the world. There is also a wild party at Erwin Olaf's, where decadently dressed guests feast on coke. The power of the images, the structure of the film and the implausibility of the events are reminiscent of fiction, but Jeanette Groenendaal's documentary debut tells the truth and nothing but the truth.
director, script, production: Jeanette Groenendaal
camera: Jeanette Groenendaal, Martin Hansen, Zoot Derks, Robin Noorda, Jeroen Weeda, Omar Wilson
editing: Jeanette Groenendaal, Martin Hansen, Zoot Derks, Jan Dries Groenendijk
sound: Zoot Derks, Martin Hansen, Jeanette Groenendaal
cast: Arend, Leon van Kleef, Ton Nabben, Damián Zaitch