De Aanslag (The Assault) (1986)


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The Dutch-filmed Assault was based on a novel by Harry Mulisch. Presented in a non-linear, flashback/flashword fashion, the film tells the story of a physician whose family was killed by the Nazis during World War II. This came about after the family's neighbors dragged the body of a dead collaborator to their doorstep. The doctor spends his entire adult life trying to find out why his neighbors had betrayed his family. At various isolated moments of political upheaval in Europe, the doctor … More

Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Gerard Soeteman
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


as Young Anton Steenwij...

as Anton Steenwijk

as Saskia de Graaff/Tru...

as Cor Takes

as Fake Ploeg/His Fathe...

as Mrs. Beumer

as Karin Korteweg

as Father Steenwijk

as Mother Steenwijk

as Peter Steenwijk

as Mr. Korteweg

as Karin as a Young Gir...

as Mr. Beumer

as Gerrit-Jan

as Mr. DeGraaff

as Elisabeth

as Mr. DeGraaff

as Prison Guard

as SD Officer

as Sergeant

as Father Steenwijk

as General

as Herring Dealer

as SD Officer

as Cor Takes as a Young...

as Mr. van Lennep

as Sandra

as Man in Cafe

as Westminster Abbey Gu...

as Haupsturmfuhrer

as Police Sergeant

as Prison Guard

as Mr. van Lennep

as Herring Dealer

as Mrs. de Graaff

as Officer

as Servant Girl

as English General

as Sandra as a Young Gi...

as Student

as Student

as Uncle Peter

as German Officer

as Woman in window

as Fake Ploeg as a Boy

as Narrator
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This engaging melodrama about the effects of Nazism on a young boy was the Netherland's nominee for the Foreign Langauge Oscar.

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