Based on the life of one of the most infamous criminals in the Netherlands, Stanley Hillis.
The mini-series follows his career from ‘gentleman’ bank robber to hardened drugs criminal and ends with his mysterious death in 2011, when he was murdered right before the eyes of the police. A criminal reckoning that has never been solved.
STANLEY is a story about the rise and fall of drug criminal Stanley Hillis, but also about the bizarre IRT affair. In the early ‘90s, the public prosecutor, together with (dirty) cops and customs officials allowed thousands of kilos of drugs into the country, in order to catch the top of the Dutch drug empire. This resulted in the biggest legal scandal The Netherlands has ever known, where not just drugs, but also weapons and explosives could freely cross the borders.
STANLEY is about the cat-and-mouse game between the Justice Department and the criminal underworld, but especially about the remarkable players on both sides. Mistrust, money problems and betrayal lead to the breakdown of the brotherhood in Hillis’ group. And this means that eventually, heads will roll. Nobody is spared, not even Stanley...
4 x 50'
Jeroen Spitzenberger, Sieger Sloot, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Jochum ten Haaf