A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.


Dick Maas


Dick Maas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Egbert Jan Weeber ... Frank (as Egbert-Jan Weeber)
Bert Luppes ... Goert Hoekstra
Caro Lenssen ... Lisa
Huub Stapel ... Niklas
Escha Tanihatu Escha Tanihatu ... Sophie
Jim Deddes Jim Deddes ... Sander
Joey van der Velden Joey van der Velden ... Hanco
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Chef
Ben Ramakers Ben Ramakers ... Van Dijk
Kees Boot ... Rechercheur 1
Bob Schwarze Bob Schwarze ... Rechercheur 2
Lien Van de Kelder Lien Van de Kelder ... Verpleegster
Julian Maas Julian Maas ... Timmie
Barbara Sarafian ... Moeder Frank
Niels van den Berg Niels van den Berg ... Jonge Goert


A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.

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Comedy | Horror


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In hindsight, the complaints by Johan Nijenhuis about the movie being inappropriate for young children seem to have been part of a publicity campaign. See more »


Near the end of the movie the searchlight from the police boat stops working (as does all other electric equipment). In the next shot the light works again. See more »


References The Lift (1983) See more »

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Saint Niklas is coming to town...
16 February 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I must say that it was with some excitement that I sat down to watch "Saint", because the cover looked so cool, and what I had read about the movie seemed promising as well.

The whole twisted concept about Saint Niklas (yeah, I am going with the Dutch spelling here) in this movie was so bizarre and I loved that. It was really a good twist on a story that we all know and most of us love. And the story was well inked out on the screen.

However, now having seen the movie I am left here with a somewhat hollow feeling, was that really it? It seemed like this movie wanted to do so much more, but restrictions were put on the director. The movie never really got to unfold its true potential. I, personally, was disappointed that you didn't get to see more of Saint Niklas, and when you did, it wasn't long enough shots. I would have loved to see more of him up close and personal, because the make-up looked really good. And also there was far too few deaths shown in the movie. It was like the director had to restrict himself to make the movie reach out to a bigger audience.

Despite being in Dutch language, do not let that be a hindrance to watching the movie, and despite its shortcomings, "Saint" is an rather enjoyable movie. I just found it a shame that the movie didn't manage to acquire more than it did.

The acting in the movie is good, and not being overly familiar with Dutch movies and TVs prior to this, then it was all new faces to me, and that was a glad chance of scenery.

For a horror movie, "Saint" is fairly tame, and there are far better scare flicks out there. I think "Saint" is the type of movie that appeals to us that want a little bit more twisted and bizarre out of the whole Saint Niklas legend.

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Release Date:

18 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saint Nick See more »


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TDMP, Parachute Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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