Adaptation of Harry Mulisch’ novel The Assault reconstructs the true facts around the murder that young Anton Steenwijk witnessed during World War II.
Faithful adaptation of Harry Mulisch's novel reconstructs the facts concerning the assault on a Dutch national socialist during World War II, witnessed by twelve-year-old Anton Steenwijk. This led to the execution of his parents and brother. These tragic events are suppressed by Anton, but many years later they take on a new aspect when he discovers the true facts regarding the assault. Until well after the war, the incident keeps haunting Anton's life. De aanslag (The Assault) pictures how the war was experienced, during and after the period. The film won an Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film.
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Title: De aanslag
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2020
MaatschappijOorlogPolitiekGeschiedenisDramaAll 40 GoldMisdaad
Gouden Kalf winner
Beste Acteur (1986)
John Kraaijkamp sr.
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