Title: For a Lost Soldier AKA: -- Year: 1992 Original title: Voor een verloren soldaat Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes Country: Netherlands Language: Dutch | English Subtitles: Italian | French | English | Spanish (.srt MKV embed) Genre: Drama | Romance | War
Director: Roeland Kerbosch
Cast Maarten Smit ... Jeroen Boman - jong Jeroen Krabbé ... Jeroen Boman - oud Andrew Kelley ... Walt Cook Freark Smink ... Hait Elsje de Wijn ... Mem Derk-Jan Kroon ... Jan Wiendelt Hooijer ... Henk Iris Misset ... Bonden Gineke de Jager ... Elly Tatum Dagelet ... Gertie Marie-José Kouwenhoven ... Renske Valerie Valentine ... Laura William Sutton ... Chuck Andrew Butling ... Buikspreker Andrew Cassani ... Winslow
Plot / Synopsis
Roeland Kerbosch's film "For a Lost Soldier" takes up the most delicate of subjects, a romantic relationship between a grown-up and a child, and invests it with an aching tenderness that stays just this side of nostalgic mush. Set in the Netherlands near the end of the World War II, the film is an extended flashback in which Jeroen Boman, a middle-aged choreographer at work on a piece about the Allied liberation, recalls his adolescent relationship with a Canadian soldier more than 40 years ago. More than a love story, the film, which opens today at the Quad Cinema, offers a rose-colored portrait of a more austere and innocent era when the love that dare not speak its name remained mute. Most of the story is remembered through the eyes of the young Jeroen, an introspective blond youth of 13 who, because of food shortages, is sent by his mother from Amsterdam to live in the country...
Jeroen begins to feel the first twinges of puberty. But his feelings, unlike those of his playmates, are homoerotic. Attracted to Jan, who is rapidly becoming girl crazy, Jeroen longs for a deeper, more soulful friendship. And when liberating Allied soldiers arrive, he catches the eye of Walt Cook, a handsome Canadian soldier who recognizes a kindred spirit and becomes a mentor and older brother figure. Although the language barrier precludes much verbal communication between them, Jeroen and Walt form a brief but intense attachment that ends abruptly with the troops' departure. Except for an inexplicable streak of bitterness, Walt seems almost as innocent as Jeroen. He lavishes him with candy, teaches him to jitterbug and to drive a jeep and tells him he's special. In the film's one love scene, an affectionate game of roughhouse turns stumblingly amorous, with Walt calling the boy his little prince...
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