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Jeroen van Koningsbrugge was set Riphagen frightening

Jeroen van Koningsbrugge was set Riphagen frightening

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Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, it wasn’t always easy on the set of his new film Riphagen. The story takes place during the Second world War.

In the film, the 43-year-old actor a oorlogscrimineel that, at the time, certainly hundreds of Jews afperste, abused and death helped.

The actor tells in RTL Late Night that he set in the style of the Second world War, best intimidate found. “Filming begins in the morning. A cup of coffee, we walk through the scene. And then you come in a building and there just a huge swastika on the wall and a bust of Hitler. That is frightening. They are such iconic, violent impressions. There you go not just to the past.”

Also found Van Koningsbrugge difficult role to play because of the contradictions of his character.

“To have someone to play on the outside never seemed to attract or be ashamed of, but at home not told the truth and therefore knew that he did wrong. For me, that was a very strange balance to play,” says the actor.

The film runs from Thursday in the cinemas.

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