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Gaston's War (1997)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner De Smedt ...
Gaston
Mapi Galán ...
Veronique
Stuart Laing ...
Harry
Oliver Windross ...
Doug
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Major Smith
Christian Crahay ...
Hachez
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Nicky
Lukas Smolders ...
Louis
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General James
Marilou Mermans ...
Farmer's wife
René van Asten ...
Van der Waals
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Miep Visser
Stefan Perceval ...
German soldier
Gert Jan Dröge ...
Cohen
Serge Marechal ...
Frenchman
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Gaston Vandermeerssche is a young, resourceful Flemish action hero of the Belgian resistance during World War II: he coaches surviving allied pilots trough occupied Belgium and France to Spain so they can regain England, each time a dangerous adventure as their poor mastery of local languages and customs add to the ever-present risks of trying to outsmart the Nazi troops and Gestapo agents. After a mess-up in the coordination from London he himself gets caught by the dreaded secret police for ruthless interrogation... Written by KGF Vissers

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A good (and one of the only) Belgian war film!
13 May 2011 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Well, i am a big fan of the Belgian films, but i noticed that Brave Little Belgium has not many war films. Indeed, we have a very rich war history (WWI, Korea, Waterloo, Battle of the Golden Spurs, Congo Crisis, etc...). Like you see, plenty of material for at least ONE Belgian war film. But after a long (and holy) quest, i found "Gaston's War", a war/drama film made by Robbe De Hert (one of my favorite director's).

The story is set in the year 1942-'43. The war is still going on, and Belgium has fallen to the Germans. Gaston Vandermeerssche, a 21 year old resistance fighter, has a mission to bring 2 British pilots, to the Spannish border. After the job is done, he gets another assigement, to build a new resistance in Holland. But he gets betrayed, and it doesn't take long for he is being arrested by the Gestapo and he falls into the hand of the SS.

I really enjoyed this movie. OK it isn't a big production, and the only kind of Battle scenes you will see, are real archive footage and some battle ambiance on the background (gunshots, bombs and all that stuff), but i really liked the story, and i just hope that in there will be more Belgian war films in the future.


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