Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (Survival Run)
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Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (Survival Run)
With this fact-based World War II drama and the equally memorable The Fourth Man (1983), Dutch director Paul Verhoeven gained an international following, eventually translating his reputation into Hollywood fame as the director of bloody science fiction spectacles and prurient sex thrillers. Rutger Hauer stars as Erik Lanshof, an aristocratic Dutch student, one of six carefree friends who don't care much for politics. When the Nazis invade Holland, however, the group is drawn inevitably into the conflict. While Alex (Derek de Lint) joins the German army, the suave Gus (Jeroen Krabbe)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This brilliantly made war film helped alert Hollwyood to Verhoeven's talents."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Powerful stuff from back when Paul Verhoeven made good movies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
""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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Soldier of Orange offers an involving look at the horrors of war."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Eschewing patriotic posturing and respectability, Verhoeven fills the epic canvas with bracing viscera"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Heartbreaking war drama from a young Paul Verhoeven."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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