Dutch submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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1.
Village by the River (1958)
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An independent-thinking doctor in a rural community with his own ideas of how medicine should be practiced begins to find himself ostracized from the community after one of his patients commits suicide. (92 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
2.
The Dark Room of Damocles (1963)
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The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard... (119 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
3.
The Human Dutch (1964 Documentary)
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How do the Dutch people live? Hidden cameras filmed the crowds on the beach, during carnival time, skating on the ice plains... (90 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
4.
Monsieur Hawarden (1968)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Harry Kümel
 
5.
Mira (1971)
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The story of a small and conservative West-Flemish village opposing the construction of a bridge over the Scheldt. (95 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
6.
Turkish Delight (1973)
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Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy... (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
7.
Help! The Doctor Is Drowning (1974)
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Small town doctor Angelino falls in love at first sight with schoolteacher Irene. Bram the Builder is in love with gypsy girl Katja. Neither of the two men know how to convey their feelings to the objects of their affection. (94 mins.)
 
8.
Dokter Pulder zaait papavers (1975)
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A small town doctor gets a visit from a former study-friend. He doesn't know this former surgeon has become a junkie that wants to steal his morphine. (105 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
9.
Max Havelaar (1976)
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An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can... (170 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
10.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
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This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war... (152 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
11.
Pastorale 1943 (1978)
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In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator. (125 mins.)
Director: Wim Verstappen
 
12.
Een vrouw als Eva (1979)
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Young mother of two Eva is send on holiday to France by her husband to relief her stress. There she meets lesbian Liliane who lives in a commune. (113 mins.)
 
13.
In for Treatment (1979)
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The plot follows a Dutch horticulturist from the day he leaves his farm to be admitted to hospital for a cancer treatment to the inevitable sad ending... (92 mins.)
 
14.
Come-Back (1981)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Jonne Severijn
 
15.
Van de koele meren des doods (1982)
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Tragic story of a wealthy woman whose sexual desires change her into a prostitute, working on the streets of Paris during the 1880s. (120 mins.)
 
16.
The 4th Man (1983)
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A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
17.
Darlings! (1984)
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A peaceful family-life is suddenly disturbed when the children enter puberty. The children take over the house and ban their parents from their lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ruud van Hemert
 
18.
The Dream (1985)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Pieter Verhoeff
 
19.
The Assault (1986)
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In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives... (155 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
20.
Count Your Blessings (1987)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Pieter Verhoeff
 
21.
The Vanishing (1988)
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Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
 
22.
Leedvermaak (1989)
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Nico and Leo are getting married. Their entire family and both their exes are in attendance. Some of these are performing musical numbers on stage... (92 mins.)
Director: Frans Weisz
 
23.
De avonden (1989)
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(122 mins.)
 
24.
Eline Vere (1991)
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Eline Vere is a neurotic young woman with a turbulent family. (132 mins.)
Director: Harry Kümel
 
25.
The Northerners (1992)
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In a small village, people's lives intersect frequently and in unexpected ways. Plagge, a postal worker who spies on other locals by reading their mail. His breaches of privacy expose the numerous secrets that the people in town keep. (108 mins.)
 
26.
De kleine blonde dood (1993)
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The poet Valentijn Boecke meets his former teacher Mieke. They have a short relation. After a while Mieke appears to be pregnant... (95 mins.)
 
27.
1-900 (1994)
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Sarah, 30, single, well educated, likes art, places a voice ad for phone sex, inviting replies from men under 35... (87 mins.)
Director: Theo van Gogh
 
28.
Antonia's Line (1995)
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive. (102 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
 
29.
Lang leve de koningin (1995)
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A fairytale about a young girl who learns to play chess and at the same time finds her father. (118 mins.)
Director: Esmé Lammers
 
30.
Character (1997)
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike van Diem
 
31.
The Polish Bride (1998)
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Polish deceived woman hides from pimps on a Dutch farm, and shares an intriguing romance with the farmer. (89 mins.)
Director: Karim Traïdia
 
32.
Madelief: Krassen in het tafelblad (1998)
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When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather... (85 mins.)
Director: Ineke Houtman
 
33.
Little Crumb (1999)
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The journey of a homeless boy who tries to find his father, set in the 1920's in Holland. (119 mins.)
Director: Maria Peters
 
34.
The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time (2001)
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Frisian-spoken costume drama about the turbulent marriage between a writer and a socialist politician. (110 mins.)
Director: Pieter Verhoeff
 
35.
Zus & zo (2001)
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Zus & Zo shows what three sisters are willing to do to stop their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast. (106 mins.)
 
36.
Twin Sisters (2002)
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Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany. (137 mins.)
Director: Ben Sombogaart
 
37.
Simon (2004)
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A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart. (102 mins.)
Director: Eddy Terstall
 
38.
Bluebird (2004 TV Movie)
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Merel, a talented young girl, is suddenly getting bullied at school. (77 mins.)
Director: Mijke de Jong
 
39.
Black Book (2006)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
40.
Duska (2007)
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An older film critic's life is interrupted by an unexpected visitor. (110 mins.)
Director: Jos Stelling
 
41.
Dunya & Desie (2008)
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The story of two 18-year old best friends who grew up together in the suburbs of Amsterdam. Dunya is Moroccan... (98 mins.)
Director: Dana Nechushtan
 
42.
Winter in Wartime (2008)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot. (103 mins.)
 
43.
Tirza (2010)
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Jörgen Hofmeester is desperately looking for his missing daughter Tirza and heading towards a brutal confrontation with the man who has been the undoing of his favorite child. (100 mins.)