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THE EAST

by Jim Taihuttu

synopsis

Netherlands Antilles, 1946. Thousands of young Dutch soldiers await orders from The Hague to free the country and its residents from rebel nationalists who took advantage of the power vacuum after the Japanese surrender. When the young Dutch soldier Johan, frustrated by the lack of action, meets the famous Captain The Turk, he understands that his presence in this country that sometimes gives the impression of not wanting to be released, finally begins to make sense.

international title: The East
original title: De Oost
country: Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Jim Taihuttu
film run: 137'
screenplay: Mustafa Duygulu, Jim Taihuttu
cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Marwan Kenzari, Jonas Smulders, Abel van Gijlswijk, Coen Bril, Reinout Scholten Van Aschat, Jim Deddes, Jeroen Perceval, Mike Reus, Joenoes Polnaija
cinematography by: Lennart Verstegen
art director: Lieke Scholman
producer: Shanty Harmayn, Julius Ponten, Benoit Roland, Sander Verdonk
executive producer: Frank Klein, Aram Tertzakian
line producer: Philip Harthoorn
production: New Amsterdam Film Company, Wrong Men / Wrong Men North, Base Entertainment (ID), Ideosource Entertainment (ID), Kaninga Pictures (ID), Salto Films (ID)
distributor: Splendid Film Gmbh
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