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Soldier of Orange (1977)
"Soldaat van Oranje" (original title)

 -  Drama | Thriller | War  -  16 August 1979 (USA)
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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, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lex van Delden ...
Nico
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Alex
Huib Rooymans ...
Jan Weinberg
Dolf de Vries ...
Jack Ten Brinck
Eddy Habbema ...
Robby Froost
Belinda Meuldijk ...
Esther
Peter Faber ...
Rijk de Gooyer ...
Gestapo-man Breitner
Paul Brandenburg ...
SS Lt. Thelen
Ward de Ravet ...
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Bert Struys ...
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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, the Nazi occupation and the liberation. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

16 August 1979 (USA)  »

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Budget:

NLG 5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cost the equivalent of $2.5 million to produce, making it the most-expensive Dutch film made at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Guus goes to Holland for the first time to instruct the resistance group, he is walking in the street with his transmitter in a trunk and in the street he passes a window which displays a poster which says "staking brengt alleen ellende over uw eigen volk". This instruction (which Guus gives) in the movie takes place in 1942, but this poster wasn't issued by the Germans before the winter 1944-1945 as it refers to the great train strike in the winter of 44-45. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Rafelli: [gives Gus a cyanide pill]
Colonel Rafelli: Should anything go wrong, cyanide.
Gus: [joking] What flavor? Orange or lemon?
Colonel Rafelli: [humored] Most amusing.
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Excellent, forgotten movie!
15 May 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best and only accurate depictions of espionage in WWII. The script and direction by Verhoeven are very clever and exciting, and Rutger Hauer is excellent. We see that it takes serious, quick wit and nerves of steel to be a secret agent, and that one can rarely count on the plan (the phone that no longer took dimes was an exceptional and realistic surprise!) It is also one of the only films I have seen to take a look at the war from the Dutch perspective. The people of the Netherlands were conquered by the Nazis, and thus could strike back only by forming a resistance movement. It is a great film, and although miracles rarely happen, I PRAY FOR THIS MOVIE'S RELEASE ON DVD!!! Grade; A.


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