Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (Survival Run)
Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (Survival Run) (1977)

Based on Erik Hazelhoff's autobiographical novel, Soldier of Orange is a character study about six rich Dutch university students and how their lives are torn apart by the Nazi invasion of Holland in 1940. Rutger Hauer stars as Erik… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Derek Adams
Time Out

This brilliantly made war film helped alert Hollwyood to Verhoeven's talents.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Powerful stuff from back when Paul Verhoeven made good movies.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

"Soldier of Orange" may not be great art but it's a good yarn. And the combined effects of Mr. Verhoeven's comfortingly old-fashioned storytelling and Mr. Hauer's unexpectedly brittle performance keep it moving at a fast clip.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Soldier of Orange offers an involving look at the horrors of war.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Eschewing patriotic posturing and respectability, Verhoeven fills the epic canvas with bracing viscera

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Heartbreaking war drama from a young Paul Verhoeven.

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Apeneck Fletcher
A work chronicling the Dutch fight in WWll against the Nazis. What fight, you say? True indeed, there wasn't much of one, and so Verhoeven's film… More
Daniel Mumby
Paul Verhoeven's career is the living embodiment of 'never judge a book by its cover'. What on the surface appear to be nothing more than… More
Dimitris Springer
For sake of comparison to the Black Book and only,Soldier of Orange is one of the primary illusions of the WWII aristocratic prosperity,a feast of irony and… More