For a Lost Soldier 1992 with English Subtitles

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For a Lost Soldier 1992
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1h 32min | Drama, Romance, War | 22 May 1992 (Netherlands)


The story of a romantic relationship between a grown-up and a child. Set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII, the film is a flashback recalling an adolescent relationship between Jeroen and a Canadian soldier. A difficult subject handled with style and feeling.

User review:

I don’t know if a boy of 12 can be attracted sexually to an adult male as was depicted in this movie. For me it raises the question of at what age does a person who is going to grow up gay become interested in someone of the same sex. It is obvious that the young soldier takes advantage of the innocence of a youngster although it is suggested too that the feelings of the soldier are more than merely sexual. The dance scene implies that there was love. The end of the movie and the title implies that the boy remembers the soldier in later years and as a mature adult with affection and perhaps longing so one is tempted to conclude that relationship with the young soldier though brief was meaningful. I was reminded of the relationship of the boy and the old man in Cinema Paradiso which although certainly not of a sexual nature was also very important to both the boy and the man. For a Lost Soldier gave me much to think about and is likely to provoke much thought in the intelligent viewer.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch
Writers: Don Bloch, Rudi van Dantzig (novel)
Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch | German | English | Eastern Frisian
Release Date: 22 May 1992 (Netherlands)

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For a Lost Soldier (1992)

92 min|Drama, Romance, War|07 May 1993

7.6Rating: 7.6 / 10 from 4,024 users
Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

13 reviews for For a Lost Soldier 1992 with English Subtitles

  1. Lloyd (verified owner)

  2. Jimmy (verified owner)

    To much to pay for a copy of a DVD that I could have burnt my self. $13.00

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Powerful film. A bit disturbing, but powerful nonetheless.

  4. Brian Manuel (verified owner)


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  6. James S. (verified owner)

    This video is obviously a pirated copy….certainly not the original. But the quality is acceptable.

  7. Stephen S. (verified owner)

    I never received the dvd

  8. George C. (verified owner)

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I found the subtitles for this film odd. Given that one of the characters speaks English the whole time it was weird to see the subtitles saying something different. You’d think that english subtitles for the english speaking lines would have been fully correct, but alas no.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It’s the end of WWII, a war torn Europe. Jeroen, a boy of about 12 years old, is sent to the Dutch countryside by his parents for safety. There he lives with another family. He catches the attention of an adult Canadian soldier who romances him. They quickly fall in love with each other. This is a heartfelt story about a forbidden love. I saw this years ago and am delighted to find it again. This is one of my favorite movies about homosexual love. A top notch classic. I highly recommend it. I give it 5 stars.

  12. Paul Peterson (verified owner)

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    An interesting film that deals sensitively with a difficult subject.

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