Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (Survival Run) (1978)
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With this fact-based World War II drama and the equally memorable The Fourth Man (1983), Dutch director Paul Verhoeven gained an international following, eventually translating his reputation into Hollywood fame as the director of bloody science fiction spectacles and prurient sex thrillers. Rutger Hauer stars as Erik Lanshof, an aristocratic Dutch student, one of six carefree friends who don't care much for politics. When the Nazis invade Holland, however, the group is drawn inevitably into the
Sep 22, 1977 Wide
Apr 24, 2001
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Derek de Lint
Lex van Delden
Rijk de Gooyer
Dolf de Vries
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This brilliantly made war film helped alert Hollwyood to Verhoeven's talents.
"Soldier of Orange" may not be great art but it's a good yarn. And the combined effects of Mr. Verhoeven's comfortingly old-fashioned storytelling and Mr. Hauer's unexpectedly brittle performance keep it moving at a fast clip.
Eschewing patriotic posturing and respectability, Verhoeven fills the epic canvas with bracing viscera
Powerful stuff from back when Paul Verhoeven made good movies.
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