Soldier of Orange

  • Dir: Paul Verhoeven

  • The Netherlands/Belgium, 1977, 152min

  • Cast: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Edward Fox

As a Dutchman of the mid-20th century, Verhoeven grew up amidst the horrors of war, both physical and spiritual. He brings this understanding to a complex tale of a handful of Dutch students whose lives take different paths through that war. They are Jews and German loyalists, collaborators and resistance fighters, lovers and traitors, exiles in London and prisoners in Amsterdam. While some destinies seem inevitably marked by heritage, others speak of very human choices and still others seem to embody cruelest chance that spoke poignantly to his fellow Dutchmen. Soldier of Orange came in 2nd for best Dutch film of the 20th century in 1999, right after Turkish Delight. Even Steven Spielberg urged Verhoeven to go to Hollywood after being impressed by this film.

 

1979 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Best Foreign Film

Screening:

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