Assault, The (1986): Netheland Oscar-Winning Film

The Netherlands
Fons Rademaker’s “The Assault,” Netherlands’ winner of the Best Foreign-Language Oscar, centers on a young boy who witnesses the Nazis exterminating his family. Years later, long-repressed memories are rekindled when he meets people from that time and place.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Foreign-Language Film
Oscar Award: 1
Oscar Context:
The other nominees in 1986 were “Betty Blue” from France, “The Decline of the American Empire” from Canada, “My Sweet Little Village” from Czechoslovakia, and “38” from Austria.


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