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Directed by Theo van Gogh
Produced by Gijs van Westelaken
Written by Tomas Ross
Starring Tara Elders
Thijs Römer
Johnny de Mol
Tooske Ragas
Music by Rainer Hensel
Cinematography Thomas Kist
Edited by Merel Notten
Distributed by Inspire Pictures
Release date
  • 12 December 2004 (2004-12-12)
Running time
120 minutes [1]

06/05, called May 6th in most English-speaking countries, is a Dutch 2004 film directed by Theo van Gogh, based on the novel De Zesde Mei by Tomas Ross. [1]


The film is a fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on 6 May 2002. [1] The lines between reality and fiction are blurred in 06/05. It is the last film of Theo van Gogh, who was himself assassinated in 2004.

Theo van Gogh struck a deal with Dutch internet provider Tiscali over the film's finances. The movie was originally released in December 2004 on the internet, a situation that had never before been seen in the Netherlands; it could be watched via pay-on-demand. It was released in cinemas one month later, in January 2005.



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