MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,094 this week

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

 -  Drama | Thriller | War  -  16 August 1979 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 8,212 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 29 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 30 May 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Feb 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Soldier of Orange (1977)

Soldier of Orange (1977) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Soldier of Orange.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Flesh+Blood (1985)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson
Black Book (2006)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman
Tricked (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him and his former mistress shows up pregnant.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Peter Blok, Robert de Hoog, Sallie Harmsen
The Assault (1986)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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. The man was shot in front of his neighbors ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven
Max Havelaar (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is cohvinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Peter Faber, Sacha Bulthuis, Adendu Soesilaningrat
Godforsaken! (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf
Crime | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a hanged man is found, the question is whether it is suicide or murder. Possible suspects are available; the world of drugs and a suspecious sect...

Director: Wim Verstappen
Stars: Rijk de Gooyer, Rutger Hauer, Willeke van Ammelrooy
Simon (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Enterprising liberal Jew Simon Cohen is the lawless lord of an Amsterdam neighborhood, running a 'coffee' shop' (legal soft drugs sale). As soon as they bump into each-other, Simon ... See full summary »

Director: Eddy Terstall
Stars: Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen
Soldaat van Oranje (TV Mini-Series 1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Peter Faber, Edward Fox, Rutger Hauer
Elle (2015)
Drama | Thriller

When Michelle, the CEO of a gaming software company, is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she refuses to let it alter her precisely ordered life. She manages crises involving ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Isabelle Huppert
Fanfare (1958)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.

Director: Bert Haanstra
Stars: Hans Kaart, Bernard Droog, Ineke Brinkman
Voorbij, voorbij (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During World War II in the Netherlands, resistance-leader Arie is shot by the Dutch SS-man Niels. Arie's comrades pledge to avenge his death. 35 years later one of them, Ab, is confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Leontien Ceulemans, Andrea Domburg, Lous Hensen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Susan
...
Lex van Delden ...
Nico
...
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 ...
Resistance Leader
Bert Struys ...
Resistance Leader
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

16 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Soldier of Orange  »

Box Office

Budget:

NLG 5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(archive footage)| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rijk de Gooyer, who plays Gestapo collaborator Breitner, was part of the resistance in the Netherlands during World War II. As a result, he harbored quite some anti-German sentiments towards his fellow actor Reinhard Kolldehoff, who plays Wehrmacht General Geisman. This even went as far as firing a gas pistol next to Kolldehoff's head just before they had a scene together. See more »

Goofs

After the first failed attempt to flee to England where John is captured, Erik meets with Guus and asks Guus to hide him. In the background, Dutch fascists are selling newspapers and shouting, "Russian Front Collapses." Later John is executed and a subtitle tells us the date is April 10, 1941. Germany did not invade Russia until June, 1941 so there was no "Russian Front" before then. 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.
See more »

Connections

Version of Soldaat van Oranje (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


20 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Beste Nederlandse film/Best Dutch movie evelien234
DVD bandofbrother
Soldier of Orange soundtrack aprince
Erik's song in the first scene pellycan
RIP Soldier of Orange legrandcox
Funny subtitle error on US DVD version! dutchguy-1
Discuss Soldier of Orange (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?