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Voor een verloren soldaat (1992)

Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maarten Smit ...
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Andrew Kelley ...
Freark Smink ...
Hait
Elsje de Wijn ...
Mem
Derk-Jan Kroon ...
Jan
Wiendelt Hooijer ...
Henk
Iris Misset ...
Bonden
Gineke de Jager ...
Elly
Tatum Dagelet ...
Gertie
Marie-José Kouwenhoven ...
Renske
Valerie Valentine ...
Laura
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Chuck
Andrew Butling ...
Buikspreker
Andrew Cassani ...
Winslow
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The story of a romantic relationship between a grown-up and a child. Set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII, the film is a flashback recalling an adolescent relationship between Jeroen and a Canadian soldier. A difficult subject handled with style and feeling. Written by <andrewj@ozlinkbbs.ozlink.brisnet.org.au>

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7 May 1993 (USA)  »

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For a Lost Soldier  »

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$386,329 (USA)
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Although the story takes place during World War II, the backdrop set used in the show that the Canadian soldiers put on for the townspeople features a red-and-white maple leaf Canadian flag, not adopted until 1965. See more »

Quotes

Walt Cook: [before making love to Jeroen] I love you... my prince. You're mine.
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Boyhood Memories and Forbidden Love
17 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Film " For A Lost Soldier " has established itself as a classic. Based on the autobiography of Rudi van Danzi who writes of his early experiences in war torn Europe. He shares his boyhood and how he was separated from his family, sent to the dutch countryside for safety. A lonely, shy youth, he shares the freedom of his liberated country with Canadian soldiers. One of which realizes the boy's 'special' loneliness and befriends him. In the process, the two share a brief forbidden love, establishing the later adult memories which Danzi uses to revitalizes his depleted inspiration. Seen by some, as perverted, the film is nevertheless readily accepted by many others as a heartwarming and sympathetic view of youthful homosexuality. The author, director and actors earn fulsome praise. *****


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