FOR A LOST SOLDIER

Synopsis

In 1944, 12-year-old Jeroen is evacuated from Amsterdam to the north of Holland in order to escape the deprivations in the West of the country. He is placed in the care of a fisherman and his family who love and nourish the withdrawn and isolated Jeroen. With the onset of puberty, Jeroen remains a spectator in the games and stories which mark the beginning of sexuality - that is until the Allies arrive.

The Allies bewitch and capture the attention of the villagers with their uniforms, their weapons and their language of freedom. Among the soldiers is one who particularly captures Jeroen's attention - Walt. After an evening's entertainment supplied by the Canadian soldiers, Walt teaches Jeroen the joys of the Jitterbug and the Jive. From this, a powerful relationship is formed.

Selected Festivals:
Turin Gay & Lesbian FF - Best Film, Audience Award
Toronto IFF

Year

1992

Duration

92 Mins

Genre

DramaQueer CinemaYouth

Language

Dutch

Country

Netherlands

Director

Since 1962, Kerbosch directed 2 shorts, 5 feature films, 3 long documentaries and 2 documentaries for television. He produced 3 feature films, including ICE CREAM PARLOUR (1984) and THE DREAM (1985). He also wrote 5 novels.

Producers

Matthijs van Heijningen

Cast

Jeroen Krabbé
Maarten Smit
Moniek Kramer
Freark Smink
Elsje de Wijn
Gees Linnebank
Andrew Kelley

Additional Credits

Production Company
Sigma Film Productions
Line Producer
Guurtje Buddenberg
Screenplay
Roeland Kerbosch
Based on the Original Script by
Don Bloch
Original Novel
Rudi van Dantzig
Cinematography
Nils Post
Music
Joop Stokkermans
Costume
Jany Temime
Art Direction
Vincent de Pater
Editor
August Verschueren