The Assault

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The Assault ★★★½ De Aanslag 1986 (PG)

Powerful and disturbing drama about a Dutch boy who witnesses the arbitrary murder of his family by Nazis. The memory tortures him and leaves him empty as he matures. Years later he meets other victims and also the perpetrators of the incident, each of them changed forever by it. Thought-provoking consideration of WWII and the horrors of living in Nazi Germany from many points of view. Based on a novel by Harry Mulisch. Dutch language dubbed into English. 149m/C VHS . NL Derek de Lint, Marc Van Uchelen, Monique Van De Ven; D: Fons Rademakers. Oscars '86: Foreign Film; Golden Globes '87: Foreign Film.

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