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De Oost - The East

Feature film, 2021, 137 min.

Release date May 13, 2021 (Netherlands).
Just after World War II, Dutch soldiers are shipped to the Dutch East Indies to fight yet another war. The colony has declared its independence and the Dutch government wants to nip this fight for freedom in the bud. Among the troops is Johan. He is itching for a bit of action, and things look up when he meets Captain Westerling, whose squad he joins to fight the local forces. But when Westerling’s approach becomes overly brutal, Johan starts to reconsider his beliefs.

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  • NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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