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Het bombardement (2012)

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 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 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 ... 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:

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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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€241,138 (Netherlands), 23 December 2012, Limited Release
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A movie that may grip you
7 January 2013 | by h-reterinkSee all my reviews

The movie is well worth seeing. The story itself it quite elaborate, with a love story and action sequences synchronized with the short-lived war in the Netherlands in May 1940. Many facts about the war are well interwoven with the story-line and give some interesting historical background. The back-grounds of the two main characters are defined by their having to do something important in their lives which they do only out of altruism for a brother, and the love they are starting to experience is jeopardizing their former resolve. The main characters are quite believable and show real chemistry, the action stunts grip you, and the photography sublime. Roos van Erkel really shines. Many critics are far too easy and harsh. They try to frame it as a Titanic-me-too, but ever heard of the age-old story of Romeo and Juliett? Because Jan Smit is known for being a singer, that doesn't mean he can't act. I could go on. If you are willing to let the actors and the story move you, this is a moving experience for the whole family.


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