R | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.
Was shot entirely on real locations with the exception of the short sequence in the RAF bomber.
Did you write that?
Erik Lanshof: Sir, yes sir.
Geisman: What did you write that with?
Erik Lanshof: Sir, with shit, sir.
When Guus goes to Holland for the first time to instruct the resistance group, he is walking in the street with his transmitter in a trunk and in the street he passes a window which displays a poster which says "staking brengt alleen ellende over uw eigen volk". This instruction (which Guus gives) in the movie takes place in 1942, but this poster wasn't issued by the Germans before the winter 1944-1945 as it refers to the great train strike in the winter of 44-45.
The German video version released in 1988 was heavily cut for about 35 min., in 2007 this film was finally released uncut in Germany as part of the "Paul Verhoeven-Klassiker Edition".
Dutch, English, German
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