Sensei Redenshon

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Sensei Redenshon
2013 Sensei Redenshon movie poster.jpg
Directed byGerman Gruber, Jr.
Produced byAlejandra Sanchez Gruber
Written byEwoud Bon
German Gruber, Jr.
Alejandra Sanchez Gruber
  • Raul de Windt
  • Redfern Regales
  • Brian Pietersz
  • Merietza Haakmat
  • Milushka Birge
  • John Zhu
  • Rudolfo Valentino Croes
  • Eddie Kin Hong Wong
  • Steven Lacroes
  • Benazir Charles
Music bySjoerd Limberger
Herman Witkam
CinematographyEwoud Bon
Stijn Hoekstra
Edited byFernando Rodrigues
Distributed byProvider Films / Full Color Entertainment
Release date
  • November 28, 2013 (2013-11-28)
Running time
110 minutes

Sensei Redenshon is a 2013 action drama-martial arts film produced by Alejandra Sanchez Gruber and directed by independent Curaçaoan filmmaker German Gruber, Jr.[1][2]

The film is entirely spoken in Papiamentu, but subtitles are shown and are available in both Dutch and English.[3]


After being released from prison, a man will have to fight his past to recover the love of his son. After his past in the world of Illegal Street fighting and gambling got him sentenced, Sandro comes out of prison searching to rescue the relationship with his only son. Shendel is about to turn 20; his obsession with easy money led him to follow his father footsteps into the world of underground fights. Shendel is about to take part in one of the tournaments. In order to protect his son and win back his trust, Sandro will have to confront his toughest test yet.[4]


  • Raul de Windt as Sandro
  • Redfern Regales as Shendel
  • Brian Pietersz as Alex
  • Merietza Haakmat as Gabriela
  • Milushka Birge as Vera
  • John Zhu as Wang
  • Rudolfo Valentino Croes as Bennie
  • Eddie Kin Hong Wong as Sensei
  • Steven Lacroes as Bara
  • Benazir Charles as Chantal


The film premiered in Curaçao and Aruba on 28 November 2013, at The Cinemas movie theaters in Willemstad and Oranjestad on the same day.[5] It was then featured in theaters in Bonaire, Sint Maarten and the remaining Dutch Caribbean islands as well.[6] After a year of featuring in various film festivals, the film premiered in the Netherlands on 24 September 2015 at the Pathé theaters in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague becoming the first Antillean film to be featured in Dutch movie theaters in 20 years.[7] The film was also presented at various film festivals, including the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Port-of-Spain), The America's Film Festival (New York City), Caribbean Film Festival (London), Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Willemstad), SCENECS International Debut Film Festival (Hilversum) and the World Cinema Film Festival (Amsterdam).[8][9][10]


  1. ^ "Alles over de film Sensei Redenshon". Bioscoop Agenda. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  2. ^ "Ewoud Bon over Sensei Redenshon". De Filmkrant. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  3. ^ "Lof voor Curaçaose 'Sensei Redenshon'". Antilliaans Dagblad. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  4. ^ "Filmproducties uit Curaçao naar Nederland". Kontabai. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  5. ^ "Curaçao: Pelikula lokal "Sensei Redenshon"". ArubaZoom. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  6. ^ "Sensei Redenshon in Bonairiaanse bioscoop". Amigoe. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  7. ^ "Curaçaose speelfilm Sensei Redenshon in Nederlandse première". Afro Magazine. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  8. ^ "Sensei Redenshon - World Cinema Amsterdam". World Cinema Amsterdam. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  9. ^ "Sensei Redenshon - Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival". Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  10. ^ "film screening ::Sensei Redenshon". Instituto Cervantes (Nueva York). Retrieved 2015-09-25.

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