Television series – 4 x 48 min

Stanley is a mini-series based on the life of Stanley Hillis; one of the most infamous criminals in the Netherlands. Over the course of three decades, Stanley evolves from ‘gentleman’ bank robber to ruthless kingpin, with the help of the government.

In the early ‘90s, the public prosecutor, together with (dirty) cops and customs officials, allowed thousands of kilos of drugs into the country, in order to catch the top of the Dutch drug empire. This resulted in the biggest legal scandal the Netherlands has ever known. Not just drugs, but also weapons and explosives could freely cross the borders. Stanly is about the cat-and-mouse game between the Justice Department and the criminal underworld, but especially about the remarkable players on both sides.

Mistrust, money problems and betrayal lead to the breakdown of the brotherhood in Hillis’ group. And this means that eventually, heads will roll. Nobody is spared, not even Stanley

Cast: Jeroen Spitzenberger (Stanley), Jochum ten Haaf, Juliette van Ardenne, Sieger Sloot, Vincent Linthorst, Victor Brands, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Jochem ten Haaf.
Produced by: NL Fim, KRO-NCRV
Written by: Robert-Jan Overeem, Jan Harm Dekker
DOP: Coen Stroeve NSC
Directed by: Tim Oliehoek
Genre: Drama
Year: 2019

Nominee: Golden Calf, best actor – Jeroen Spitzenberger (2019)

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