War Drama – The East Trailer Is Out
Magnolia Pictures drops the first official trailer of war drama titled The East, also known as De Oost in Dutch. The chronicles a Dutch soldier during WWII in the Netherlands' colony of Indonesia, known as the Indonesian War of Independence (from 1945-1949), finds himself torn between duty and conscience when he joins an increasingly ruthless commander's elite squad.The film stars Martijn Lakemeyer as Johan de Vries, with Marwan Kenzari, Jonas Smulders, Abel van Gijlswijk, Coen Bril, and plenty of others.
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The film is helmed by Jim Taihuttu, the screenplay is written by Mustafa Duygulu and Taihuttu. This premiered at the Nederlands Film Festival last year and already opened in The Netherlands a few months ago.
During the post-WW2 Indonesian War of Independence, a young Dutch soldier (Martijn Lakemeier) joins an elite unit led by a mysterious captain known only as "The Turk" (Marwan Kenzari). When the fighting intensifies, the young soldier finds himself questioning - and ultimately challenging - his commander’s brutal strategy to stop the resistance. Magnolia will release Taihuttu's The East in select US theatres on August 13th, 2021.
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