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Soldier of Orange

1977 Dutch film

Soldier of Orange

Released 1977 (45 years, 10 months ago)

Director Paul Verhoeven
Duration 155 minutes
Genre drama film, film adaptation and war film
Composer Rogier van Otterloo
Country of origin Belgium and Netherlands
Screenwriter Paul Verhoeven and Gerard Soeteman
Producer Rob Houwer

About Soldier of Orange

Soldier of Orange, directed by Paul Verhoeven, is a gripping and powerful film that tells the story of a group of Dutch students who become involved in the resistance movement during World War II. The film is based on the true story of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, a Dutch resistance fighter who became a spy for the British.

Verhoeven's direction is masterful, creating a tense and suspenseful atmosphere that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The film's cinematography is also impressive, with stunning shots of the Dutch landscape and the North Sea.

The performances in Soldier of Orange are outstanding, particularly Rutger Hauer in the lead role of Erik. Hauer brings a depth and complexity to the character, making him both heroic and flawed.

The film's themes of courage, sacrifice, and loyalty are timeless and resonate with audiences today. Soldier of Orange is a must-see for anyone interested in World War II history or powerful storytelling.


- Ebert, R. (1979, June 27). Soldier of Orange.

- Soldier of Orange. (n.d.). IMDb.

Cast and crew

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