The Assault

TitleThe Assault
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsRademakers, Fons
Running Time144 min
Date Released02/1986
DistributorCannon Films
Publication Languagedutch, eng, ger

This Oscar-winning film explores the consequences of the Dutch resistance during World War II on a young boy. After resistance fighters kill a German officer in the street, neighbors move the body to the front of Anton's house. Nazi officials then murder Anton's family and imprison him. Years later, Anton encounters the resistance fighters that caused his trauma. 


Derek de Lint

Marc van Uchelen

Monique van de Ven

John Kraaijkamp

Huub van der Lubbe 


Directed by Fons Rademakers

Produced by Fons Rademakers

Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman

Cinematography by Theo van de Sande

Edited by Kees Linthorst

Music by Jurriaan Andriessen


Drama, History, Romance

Alternate TitleDe Aanslag
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