(1948, Amsterdam) has a Moluccan father and a Dutch mother. In the 1970s he was a schoolteacher for five years. Since 1982 he has been active as an actor, director and writer. Round 1990 he was a wellknown Dutch person for a time for the role of Gus which he played in a Dutch hospital soap. Since 1998 Apituley has been working mainly as a storyteller with stories he writes himself. He loans his voice to radio and tv commercials and plays bass guitar in an R&R band and a jazz/R&B/Brazil band.
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Living in a country torn by war means making choices, choosing between right and wrong, is the general feeling. But when is 'good' good? What does the retrospective view do with these value judgements? 'During the war you just lived your life,' says Immanuel Hutajulu, 'the gentleman bandit', on the choices he never made. Actor Martijn Apituley played Immanuel's life story, written by Marije Plomp. Writer and poet Sitor Situmorang read from his story Kasim, about the well-considered choices of a perseverant civil servant. His honest objectives are not rewarded. Dutch spoken.