SOLDIER OF ORANGE
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, Kees Holierhoek and Paul Verhoeven
Soldier of Orange is one of those Resistance dramas in which a small group in this case some Dutch university students becomes a cross section of a nation's responses to the Nazi Occupation during World War II. Some become heroes, some become collaborators, some simply get by. Their adventures, mostly the usual arrests by and escapes from the Gestapo, are recounted in a conventional glossy manner. Director Verhoeven obviously has studied the classics of the Occupation-adventure form, and he offers a competent pastiche...