Young recruit Johan is dispatched to ‘De Oost’, the Netherlands East-Indies, to set things right, but he faces a moral dilemma. Impressive drama about the Indonesian war of independence, starring Marwan Kenzari and Martijn Lakemeier.
It is 1946 and the young soldier Johan is dispatched to the then colony of the Netherlands East-Indies to set things right. However, when he is put under a charismatic army captain’s command and sees the situation escalate completely, the line between right and wrong gets blurred more and more for Johan.De Oost is an impressive drama about the Indonesian war of independence, starring Golden Calf winners Marwan Kenzari and Martijn Lakemeier.

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Title: De Oost
Year: 2021
Duration : 2 hours, 20 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2021

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Muziek (2021)
Gino Taihuttu

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Film (2021)
Sander Verdonk
Beste Film (2021)
Julius Ponten
Beste Film (2021)
Shanty Harmayn-Hofman
Beste Film (2021)
Benoit Roland
Beste Film (2021)
Jim Taihuttu
Best Leading Role (2021)
Martijn Lakemeier
Best Supporting Role (2021)
Jim Deddes
Beste Montage (2021)
Mieneke Kramer
Beste Montage (2021)
Emiel Nuninga

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