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Stronghold (1985)

Wildschut (original title)
An isolated farmhouse is chosen as a hide-out by Jim and Charlie after an armed robbery. The Deleye family are forced to accept the situation under Jim's brutal domination. Badly wounded ... See full summary »


Bobby Eerhart


Felix Thijssen (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hidde Maas Hidde Maas ... Jim
Jack Monkau Jack Monkau ... Charlie
Annick Christiaens ... Lisa
Josse De Pauw ... Deleye
Chris Lomme ... Sybil
Marc Van Eeghem Marc Van Eeghem ... Hugo (as Mark Van Eeghem)
Bert Onraedt Bert Onraedt ... Baby Ruben
Werther van der Sarren Werther van der Sarren ... Dalsum
Hans De Munter Hans De Munter ... Ltn. Hansen (as Hans de Munter)
Dries Wieme Dries Wieme ... Klipsteen
Annick Segal Annick Segal ... Mevr. Dalsum
Marc Peeters Marc Peeters ... Autodief
Ronny Waterschoot Ronny Waterschoot ... Ritmeester
Roger Meeusen Roger Meeusen ... Korporaal
Ben Van Ostade Ben Van Ostade ... Soldaat


An isolated farmhouse is chosen as a hide-out by Jim and Charlie after an armed robbery. The Deleye family are forced to accept the situation under Jim's brutal domination. Badly wounded Charlie, a gentle character, takes Lisa's room but keeps her baby as hostage. As the local Police close in the family's unhappiness is uncovered and the tension in the house grows as the surrounding forest becomes a battleground for army exercises. Lisa and Charlie are soon making love, Hugo is killed by Jim and the stage is set for a final and bloody shootout. Written by Backcover

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The brutal ordeal of a family held in the grip of blood crazed killers.


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In 2012 when the movie was shown on the Dutch Film Festival, producer Henk Bos was interviewed by Martin Koolhoven in front of an audience. Bos told that during shooting he hadn't been completely happy with the dailies. He claimed director Bobby Eerhart was very much busy with the aesthetics (shooting everything with long lenses) and not enough with the story. Because Eerhart was so concerned with the look of the movie, he was shooting very slow. Bos had then asked Hans Scheepmaker (who directed a movie before and after this for him) to come and help out. According to Bos, Scheepmaker shot much quicker and the scenes he directed were much more dynamic. Ultimately, about 40% of the final movie was directed by Hans Scheepmaker, Henk Bos estimated. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Tune In For Lovin
Performed by Viola Wills
Music and Lyrics by Peter van Asten, Richard de Bois & Peter Schon (as Peter Schön)
Available on RCA Records
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Greatest Dutch movie ever, impressive character by Hidde Maas
14 September 2010 | by dirk-verbiesenSee all my reviews

In my view the best Dutch movie ever! Although from the 'eighties' the suspense and atmosphere are unique (for Dutch standards . . .). Hidde Maas plays an excellent role and his one-liners are absolutely THE BEST and unsurpassed! This movie definitely deserves a bigger audience. Have watched it >10 times and can recommend it to everybody. Friends of mine who have seen Wildschut all agree, this is high quality and many of them have seen the movie a few times as well. The one-liners by Jim (Hidde Maas) are razor sharp, his role very well played and the other characters do a (very) good job as well. Apart from big Hollywood productions (obviously), I haven't seen a movie since that meets Wildschut. Watching it more than one time makes it even better.

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Netherlands | Belgium



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14 March 1985 (Netherlands) See more »

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