For a Lost Soldier (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

For a Lost Soldier (1993)

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For a Lost Soldier was originally released in the Netherlands as Voor een veloran soldaat. Using a flashback framework, the film deals with a gay "coming of age". Forty years after the fact, choreographer Jeroen Krabbe recalls a wartime romance. During the Allied liberation of Holland, the young Krabbe (played as a youth by Marten Smit) entered into a tender relationship with a Canadian soldier (Andrew Kelley). Back to the present, Krabbe attempts to incorporate his experiences in his latest ballet work, a celebration of the Liberation. This delicately handled tale was written by its director, Roeland Kerbosh.

Cast

Maarten Smit
as Jeroen Boman
Jeroen Krabbé
as Jeroen Boman (adult)
Andrew Kelley
as Walt Cook
Andrew Butling
as Buikspreker
Moniek Kramer
as Jeroen's Mother
Gees Linnebank
as Schoolmaster
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Critic Reviews for For a Lost Soldier

All Critics (3)

Beautiful telling true story about love.

March 21, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for For a Lost Soldier

It's very slow until Jeroen meets Walt. I was pretty bored at first, but once they meet it turns into a good movie. What I like most about it is the fact that it's not about anything, ie it's not a 'gay' movie and it's not a 'pedophile' movie. It's just two characters who (think?) they're in love and their short time together. What I also like is that it was very natural. The chemistry wasn't forced and it wasn't awkward at all, which is always good.

Lauren Donis
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