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New Trailer and Poster for Dutch War Movie THE EAST

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The Dutch war drama comes to UK/ROI VOD in October.

In 1946 the Dutch East Indies declared its independence, leading to 100,000 Dutch soldiers being sent to suppress the rebellion.

Directed by Jim Taihuttu, The East stars Martijn Lakemeier as a young soldier who begins to question his role in the war when he is assigned to a squad led by a brutal captain (Marwan Kenzari).

The East is on UK/ROI VOD from October 4th.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

The official synopsis reads:

1946 - the aftermath of World War II. The Dutch East Indies colony has declared its independence and the Dutch government wants to suppress this fight for freedom as quickly as possible. One hundred thousand young soldiers are sent from the Netherlands to fight yet another war…  

Among the troops is Johan, a young man looking to escape the dark shadow cast over him by a Nazi father, making him more determined than most to throw himself into the fight for his country and bring peace to the exotic new land he finds himself in. Despite bonding with his brothers-in-arms, he soon becomes fed up with waiting for action in a country that, it seems, doesn’t want to be “liberated”.

The situation finally starts to make sense when he meets infamous captain, Raymond “The Turk” Westerling. Johan thinks that a forceful man of action like The Turk is exactly what is needed to force a breakthrough in the conflict, so he happily accepts his offer to join the captain’s elite army squad and fight the local rebellious forces. But when The Turk’s actions become increasingly brutal, Johan starts to reconsider his beliefs about right and wrong, and his personal role in the war.

the east poster