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Voor een verloren soldaat (1992)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, War | 7 May 1993 (USA)
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 ... Jeroen Boman - jong
... Jeroen Boman - oud
Andrew Kelley ... Walt Cook
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
... 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
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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 »

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Walt Cook: 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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This is a thoughtful, tasteful look at a forbidden subject.
30 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

With all the furor over "Lolita," one might think a film such as "For a Lost Soldier," the story of a barely pubescent Dutch boy who has a sexual affair with a Canadian soldier in the closing days of WWII, would raise a few eyebrows as well. Perhaps there is a different standard for the relationship between an "older" man (albeit, in this case, an older man barely out of his teens) and a child. But, for those inclined to explore this issue on film, "For a Lost Soldier" does an admirable job of making such a relationship seem acceptable, and perhaps even inevitable, in view of the hysteria that accompanied the Liberation of Europe by the Allied troops. The relationship between Walt and Jaroen seems particularly idyllic when contrasted with those of Walt's comrades-in-arms with the village girls, who graduate almost overnight from schoolgirls to strumpets. If a book version exists, I look forward to reading it.


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