De Oost (The East) - English subtitled

Violent war drama by Jim Taihuttu (Rabat, Wolf) about a Dutch soldier who comes into conflict with his conscience during the war of independence in the Dutch East Indies.

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Every nation has a black page.

During the Indonesian War of Independence, a young Dutch recruit named Johan joins an elite army squad led by a man known as ‘The Turk’. As the fight against freedom fighters becomes increasingly brutal under the helm of the infamous captain, the recruit is forced to reconsider his beliefs to the point of complete disillusionment.

Jim Taihuttu, Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesian, USA, 2021, 137 min. Dutch & Indonesian spoken, English subtitles. With Martijn Lakemeier, Marwan Kenzari, Jonas Smulders, Abel van Gijlswijk, Coen Bril.
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