7.8/10
9,432
43 user 30 critic

Soldier of Orange (1977)

Soldaat van Oranje (original title)
During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman
Katie Tippel (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Andrea Domburg
Spetters (1980)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young Dutch amateur dirt bike motorcycle racers each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, works at a concession stand at the races. Everyone is looking for a better ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk, Toon Agterberg
The 4th Man (1983)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Renée Soutendijk, Thom Hoffman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Blonde Greet is an experienced, but kindhearted, prostitute in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Her friend, and also a whore, Nel lives on the second floor of her house, and is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Ronnie Bierman, Sylvia de Leur, Piet Römer
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    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
Voor koningin en vaderland (TV Mini-Series 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on the true story of a group of students from Leiden, the Netherlands, their experience, different paths and roles in World War II, either as a collaborators or in the resistance. ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek de Lint, Peter Faber, Edward Fox
Floris (1969)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A dutch tv series that is about an exiled knigth and his Indian friend. Together they try to get his birth right papers back from an evil lord. During their quest they get help from a noble man who offers them a place in his castle.

Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jos Bergman, Ton Vos
Steekspel (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 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 out 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 7.1/10 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
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

Taglines:

Love first - fight later. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | 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:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(archive footage)| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that Rutger Hauer's character sings while soup is being poured on his head is called "Terang Bulan", which in 1963 became the national anthem of Malaysia. It is forbidden now in Malaysia to be used for any other purpose, whereas in the 1930s and 40s it was a popular song in the Netherlands and elsewhere. See more »

Goofs

When the Mosquito taxies out to bomb Germany it goes past a 1950s Avro Shackleton MR3 long-range maritime patrol aircraft. 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

Referenced in True Lies (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An exciting, true story
15 January 1999 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

This is the self-penned true story of the Dutch war hero Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, and his college friends from Leiden who endured the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and, who eventually, lived to see the Liberation. Some of his friends were not so lucky. The best version of this picture to see is the original version, in Dutch, German and English, with literally-translated subtitles. The dubbed-English version, particularly the one released in the U.S., is HORRIBLE! The most-commonly available subtitled version is one that has only the script of the dubbed version as subtitles, some of which don't make any sense. Beware this version! This is a great film, with stellar performances, most notably those of Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbe'. Derek de Lint (Alex) is also magnificent as the Dutch youth of German descent who joins the SS-volunteers. The scene where Erik and Alex meet by chance at the Scheveningen dance-hall after Alex's return from the Russian front (the tango scene) is wonderfully done! The most touching part is set in May, 1945 at the moment of the Liberation. The part where Queen Wilhelmina steps onto Dutch soil after a five-year absence is an extremely emotional one. Don't miss this film, for it is the best one told about the Dutch view of the war, and will make you shout "Oranje Boven!" even if you aren't Dutch! Highly recommended!!


25 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?