Janson Media announced today it has licensed all VOD and EST rights in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland, to the World War II historical drama series, Riphagen. The World War II crime thriller is based on the life of Dries "Al Capone" Riphagen. This infamous Dutch criminal was a boxer, a smuggler, and a pimp, but most infamously a blackmailer who profited immensely from the war, by tracking, extorting and betraying Jewish people who were in hiding in Holland. In 1943 Riphagen joined the Henneicke Column, a group of investigators who exposed Resistance groups, and searched out Jews who had gone underground. He gained their trust, promising that their priceless belongings would be kept safe until the conclusion of the war. Riphagen imagined himself virtually untouchable, and he was, until a young police officer named Jan van Liempd began to track him down.
This three-hour limited series, which stars Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Kay Greidanus, and Lisa Zweerman, has a surprise ending. Riphagenwas written by Thomas van der Ree and Paul Jan Nelisse. It was filmed in Dutch language and is available on Amazon with English subtitles. Riphagen has already received 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and a 7.6 rating on ImDB.
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