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Release Date:
16 August 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They began and ended with a toast. In between was one hell of a war. See more »
Plot:
During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Certainly worth viewing See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rutger Hauer ... Erik Lanshof

Jeroen Krabbé ... Guus LeJeune

Susan Penhaligon ... Susan

Edward Fox ... Colonel Rafelli
Lex van Delden ... Nico

Derek de Lint ... Alex
Huib Rooymans ... Jan Weinberg
Dolf de Vries ... Jack Ten Brinck
Eddy Habbema ... Robby Froost
Belinda Meuldijk ... Esther
Peter Faber ... Will Dostgaarde
Rijk de Gooyer ... Gestapo-man Breitner
Paul Brandenburg ... SS Lt. Thelen
Ward de Ravet ... Resistance Leader
Bert Struys ... Resistance Leader

Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Geisman (as René Kolldehoff)
Andrea Domburg ... Queen Wilhelmina
Guus Hermus ... Van der Zanden
Henny Alma ... Queen's Secretary (as Hennie Alma)
Bert André ... Gekke Dirk
Cas Baas ... Dutch General
Tom van Beek ... Recruiting Officer
Han Blaauw ... Dirk
Arthur Boni ... Otto
Huib Broos ... April Fools Man
Jacques Commandeur ... Prison Cmdr Colonel
Truus Dekker ... Mrs. Lanshof
Bert Dijkstra ... Milk Man
Willy Van Heesvelde ... PT Boat Captain (as Willie Van Heesvelde)
Bruni Heinke ... Party Girl
Del Henney ... Sergeant
Hannah de Leeuwe ... Party Girl
John Leddy ... Resistance Leader
Bob Löwenstein ... Resistance Leader
Kitty Janssen ... Greta, Landlady
Hugo Koolschijn ... German Navy Officer
Wim Kouwenhoven ... Resistance Leader
Con Meyer ... Soldier
Wim de Meijer ... Alex's Father (as Wim de Meyer)
Mary Michon ... Alex's Mother
Hero Muller ... Soldier

Johan Schmitz ... Resistance Leader
Karel Sebesta ... Soldier
Serge-Henri Valcke ... Soldier (as Serge Henri Valcke)
Henk Votel ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter in 't Hout ... Wehrmacht Soldier (uncredited)
Claudio Luna ... Soldier (uncredited)
Dick Scheffer ... Jewish Street Vender (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema  book "Soldaat van Oranje '40-'45"
Kees Holierhoek 
Gerard Soeteman 
Paul Verhoeven 

Produced by
Rob Houwer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rogier van Otterloo 
 
Cinematography by
Jost Vacano 
 
Film Editing by
Jane Seitz  (as Jane Sperr)
 
Art Direction by
Roland de Groot 
 
Costume Design by
Elly Claus 
 
Production Management
Jelte Velzen .... assistant production manager
Gijs Versluys .... production manager (as Gysbert Versluys)
Ineke van Wezel .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Kemna .... assistant director
Jindra Markus .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Strengholt Laurens .... props
Hugo Van Baren .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
René van den Berg .... sound
Victorine H. van den Heuvel .... sound editor (as Victorine Habets)
 
Special Effects by
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Geert Ghesquiere .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Victorine H. van den Heuvel .... assistant editor (as Victorine Habets)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Soldaat van Oranje" - Netherlands (original title)
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Runtime:
155 min | Netherlands:152 min | UK:121 min | Spain:103 min | USA:165 min
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Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (uncut) | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (original rating) (cut)

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Trivia:
Actress Andrea Domburg used cotton paddings in her cheeks, just like Marlon Brando had done in The Godfather (1972), to better resemble Queen Wilhelmina.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the scenes of the invasion of Holland, the Dutch troops are shown wearing post-1940 insignia.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2015) (TV)See more »

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29 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Certainly worth viewing, 22 September 2004
Author: MinneapolisJane from Minneapolis, United States

This film hit a grand slam by successfully achieving all of the things I hope for in a movie: it entertained me, it educated me, it charmed me, and it provoked me. I have lived in the Netherlands and love the Dutch people, so I was happy to view this film and see many familiar sites and understand some of the Dutch dialogue. It provided me with a sense of deja vu. I also learned things about the Dutch World War II experience that I previously was unaware of. The vast majority of the world only has one thought when it comes to WWII and the Dutch: Anne Frank. It's heartening to watch a film that explores many other facets of the Dutch experience during occupation, and that doesn't promote an all-rosy view wherein everyone is heroic. It is a realistic film that showed the complications of war and occupation, the desire for self-survival, the limits of patriotism, the fragility of war-time romances, and the bravery and sacrifices that some, but not all, are willing to exhibit. My heart was in my throat many times as I wondered what would happen and, although the movie is almost two and a half hours, I was sorry to see it end.

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