In late 1944, tens of thousands of Allied and German troops fought each other on the Zeeland island of Walcheren. This war epic follows the paths of a Dutch boy, a girl from Zeeland and a lost English pilot.
November '44. On the Zeeland island of Walcheren, tens of thousands of Allied and German troops fight each other. The roads of a Dutch boy fighting for the Waffen SS, a lost English pilot and a Zeeland girl who willy-nilly got involved in the resistance cross. They face crucial choices involving their personal and other people’s freedom. It turns out the boundary between right and wrong surely is not always clear-cut in this spectacular war drama about the largest operation on Dutch soil during World War II.

Title: De Slag om de Schelde
Year: 2021
Duration : 2 hours, 6 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2021

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Camera (2021)
Lennert Hillege, NSC
Best Costume Design (2021)
Margriet Procee
Beste Sound Design (2021)
Herman Pieëte, CAS
Beste Production Design (2021)
Hubert Pouille
Beste Montage (2021)
Marc Bechtold

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Film (2021)
Alain de Levita
Beste Regie (2021)
Matthijs van Heijningen
Beste Scenario (2021)
Paula van der Oest
Abraham Tuschinski Fonds Gouden Kalf van het Publiek (2021)
Alain de Levita

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