De Aanslag (The Assault)
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De Aanslag (The Assault)
The Dutch-filmed Assault was based on a novel by Harry Mulisch. Presented in a non-linear, flashback/flashword fashion, the film tells the story of a physician whose family was killed by the Nazis during World War II. This came about after the family's neighbors dragged the body of a dead collaborator to their doorstep. The doctor spends his entire adult life trying to find out why his neighbors had betrayed his family. At various isolated moments of political upheaval in Europe, the doctor comes closer and closer to the truth. During a 1984 anti-missile rally, the mystery is solved--and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This engaging melodrama about the effects of Nazism on a young boy was the Netherland's nominee for the Foreign Langauge Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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