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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anton Steenwijk
Marc van Uchelen ...
Young Anton Steenwijk
Monique van de Ven ...
Saskia de Graaff / Truus Coster
John Kraaykamp ...
Cor Takes
Huub van der Lubbe ...
Fake Ploeg
Elly Weller ...
Mrs. Beumer
Ina van der Molen ...
Karin Korteweg
Frans Vorstman ...
Father Steenwijk
Edda Barends ...
Mother Steenwijk
Casper de Boer ...
Peter Steenwijk
Wim de Haas ...
Mr. Korteweg
Hiske van der Linden ...
Young Karin Korteweg
Piet de Wijn ...
Mr. Beumer
Akkemay ...
Sandra
Kees Coolen ...
Gerrit-Jan
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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. The man was shot in front of his neighbors house, but is moved by them to the house of the family Steenwijk. Because of this, his father, mother and brother are killed by the Germans, and their house is set to fire. During his life, Anton meets several people that tell him more about what really happened on the night of the assault. Written by Anonymous

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Book / Film, what is better? In this particular case, it is easy to say.
31 August 2000 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The film and the book, are really very much the same here. I read the book first and then watched the film and I have really not much to say about both. They are both of the same quality, for both book and film feature the same amount of accidental meetings which are after a while quite unbelievable and that is all the criticism I have. The film has of course certain things which are better than the book, for instance it is more exciting, but then again the film also has it's downsides, for sometimes the acting is not that great. But overall the better and worse things level each other out so my verdicts for book and film are the same: pretty good.

If you like Mulisch's books and are interested in World War 2 read De Zaak 40/61.

7 out of 10


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