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The Rotterdam Bombing (2012)

Het bombardement (original title)
In 1940, a struggling poor young man falls for a girl who must pay a terrible price to save her mentally disabled brother by marrying a powerful shrewd businessman. Then Rotterdam Blitz, a devastating German bombardment, begins.

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Ate de Jong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Smit ... Vincent
Roos van Erkel Roos van Erkel ... Eva
Mike Weerts Mike Weerts ... Chris
Monic Hendrickx ... Eva's mother
Gerard Cox Gerard Cox ... Hotel manager
Koos Postema Koos Postema ... Dominee
Jobst Schnibbe Jobst Schnibbe ... Vader Eva
Michel Sluysmans Michel Sluysmans ... Wachtmeester
Steven Stavast ... Usher
Teri Tordai ... Tante Anke
Pieter Van der Sman Pieter Van der Sman ... Dirk
Thomas van Montfort Thomas van Montfort ... Duitse officier
Paul van Soest Paul van Soest ... Willem
Tom Pilath Tom Pilath ... Feldwebel
Jelle Palmaerts Jelle Palmaerts ... Herman
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In 1940, a struggling poor young man falls for a girl who must pay a terrible price to save her mentally disabled brother by marrying a powerful shrewd businessman. Then Rotterdam Blitz, a devastating German bombardment, begins.

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Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

20 December 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Blitzangriff: Rotterdam 1940 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,787,158
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Worthwhile movie!
9 May 2014 | by dirkjanartsSee all my reviews

The movie takes us back to the Netherlands during the Second World War, showing different perspectives (rich, poor, etc) and different cities.

I saw a lot of negative reviews here and felt I should put in some positiveness after actually seeing it.

We should not compare it with box office Hollywood productions, in particular when looking at the special effects.

The lead actor Jan Smit is charismatic and there is good chemistry with the lead actress.

In summary I think there is an audience for this movie and some people will indeed appreciate it!


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