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Topic - Maarten Treurniet
One of the Netherlands' best-known gangsters went to court Thursday to stop the release of a film about the 1983 kidnapping and ransom of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken, in which he played a key role, claiming it misrepresents him.
In an interview with Dutch press agency ANP, the film's director Maarten Treurniet said Holleeder's suit has no merit.
"In my eyes, he suffered the bulk of the damage to his reputation when he kidnapped Heineken: this is peanuts by comparison," Treurniet said.