The successful MAX drama series The Menten Case is the NPO broadcaster’s submission for the International Emmy Awards and has been selected to screen at the prestigious Drama Series Days during the European Film Market (Berlinale) in Berlin. This was announced today by producers NL Film, Omroep MAX and international sales agent Dutch Features Global Entertainment. The series has also been selected for the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco.
The Menten Case is based on the true story of journalist Hans Knoop, who is trying to find out the truth about the – at that time not yet convicted – war criminal Pieter Menten. This was a case that caused a great deal of uproar in the media and Dutch politics in the 1970s. Knoop is played by Guy Clemens and Aus Greidanus sr. portrays Menten. Other roles are taken by Noortje Herlaar, Carine Crutzen and Arian Foppen.
Each episode of the three-part series, broadcast on NPO 2, attracted more than 1 million viewers in the Netherlands. The series was directed by Tim Oliehoek, and the screenplay written by Robert-Jan Overeem and Jan-Harm Dekker.