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De leugen (The lie)

Producer: René Mendel | Interakt
Director of Photography: Bert Pot
Sound: Antoin Cox
Editor: Chris van Oers
Sounddesign: Giel van Geloven
Commissioning editor: Barbara Truyen | VPRO Television



Nothing is what it seems when a Dutch member of parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is threatened with expulsion from the Netherlands by a hardline Minister of Justice who used to be her close friend.


In this thrilling musical documentary the story is told of internationally acclaimed author and former member of Dutch parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali and how she was threatened with expulsion from the Netherlands because she had allegedly lied on her asylum application. 
All major players talk and sing (!) about their role in this political intrigue, which led to the resignation of the Dutch government and attracted attention from national and international media. Ultimately The Lie shows that in politics nothing, not even a lie, is ever what it seems.


Length: 90 minutes
Colour: colour
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Format: 16mm/35mm