De Aanslag (1986) AKA The Assault


In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives. The man was shot in front of his neighbors house, but is moved by them to the house of the family Steenwijk. Because of this, his father, mother and brother are killed by the Germans, and their house is set to fire. During his life, Anton meets several people that tell him more about what really happened on the night of the assault.

Director: Fons Rademakers.  AKA The Assault
Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaykamp, Huub van der Lubbe, Elly Weller, Ina van der Molen, Frans Vorstman, Edda Barends, Casper de Boer, Wim de Haas, Hiske van der Linden, Piet de Wijn.

1987 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1987 Golden Globe – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.


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  1. Shloime Perel
    May 16, 2024

    “The Assault” — an incredible, remarkable Dutch film about the World War 11 German Nazi occupation of Holland.

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