22 January 2005

Verhoeven (1977)

1977 - Soldaat van Oranje [Soldier of Orange] - Interesting to see WWII from the Dutch perspective. Despite its length and subject matter, the movie never reaches epic status. Similarly, it seems, the Netherlands's role in the war was the same. The film was also unique in that, though it follows a group of men like many war movies, all of the men trace very different paths through the war and none of them are ever shown in traditional, front-line combat. As far as Verhoeven's historical films go, this is an improvement over Keetje.

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