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The East
East, The

East, The

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.

140' / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: DE OOST
Prod: New Amsterdam Film Company (NL) - Sander Verdonk
Co-prod: Wrong Men (BE), Salto Films (ID)
Sc: Jim Taihuttu, Mustafa Duygulu
D.O.P.: Lennart Verstegen
Completed: spring 2021
Language: Dutch, English, Indonesian
Cast: Martijn Lakemeier (VENTOUX, TOUT LÀ-HAUT), Marwan Kenzari (INSTINCT, ALADDIN), Jeroen Perceval (BULLHEAD, BORGMAN), Peter Paul Muller (BRAM FISCHER, ALL STARS).

Jim Taihuttu:
WOLF (2013, feature) Festivals and Awards: a.o. San Sebastian IFF, Guadalajara IFF, Golden Calf Best Director-Netherlands FF, RABAT (2011, feature) Festivals: a.o. Mannheim Heidelberg IFF, Cairo IFF, DOMINIQUE (2010, short) Festivals: a.o. Leuven Short FF.

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