The Forgotten Battle, a Dutch war drama is one of the most anticipated movies on Netflix for October 2021. The Forgotten Battle is expected to be one the most popular Netflix movies in October. Here's everything you need about The Forgotten Battle: the trailer and plot as well as the release date on Netflix.
The Forgotten Battle is an upcoming Dutch Netflix Original war drama directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and is officially the first Netlfix produced Dutch Original movie.
Netflix has a habit of breaking records with its expensive productions, and while The Forgotten Battle hasn’t broken the record for the most expensive Dutch production ever, it is the second most expensive thanks to its €14 million budget.
We can now confirm, thanks to the release the trailer, that The Forgotten Battle will not only be available on Netflix but also worldwide on Friday October 15th 2021.
It premiered in theaters on June 5, 2021.
This story is told through the eyes of three participants in the Battle of the Scheldt: a Dutch pilot who has a British pilot and a British female fighter from Zeeland.
The Battle of the Scheldt took place from October 2nd to November 8th 1944. It was an operation that saw the First Canadian Army lead and supported by British and Polish units. Operation Scheldt was designed to seize control of Scheldt River and create a route for shipping into Antwerp, which could be used by the Allies in North-West Europe.
This battle was the most bloody and important in the campaign of the First Candian Army. Over the course of five weeks, 12,873 Allied casualties occurred. Half of these losses were attributed to the Canadian army.
Despite multiple Allies officials mentioning the importance to take the Scheldt River, British General Bernard Montgomery preferred the military operation of Operation Market Garden.
It is possible to see that Allied Forces could have prioritized taking control of the Scheldt River, which would have prevented the German 15th Army's retreat from France and aided in the Allied advance into Axis-controlled Netherlands and the subsequent invasion of Germany. The US troops were not able to obtain the supplies they needed in the Netherlands invasion without the Antwerp shipping route.
Here are the names of all confirmed members of Battle of the Scheldt's supporting and main cast:
|Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before
|Marinus van Staveren
|The Letter for the King | Boys | Dead & Beautiful
|Liar | So Awkward | Flat TV
|Spring | Horizon | Oogappels
|Peaky Blinders | Embrace of the Serpent | The Broken Circle Breakdown
|Harry Potter Franchise | Rise of the Planet of the Apes | The Flash
|The East | Black Widow
|The F1rst Team | Make Up | White Gold
|White House Farm | Carnival Row | Line of Duty
|Kongo | Gevoel voor Tumor | Cordon
|The East | Flikken Rotterdam | Salmon of Knowledge
|Justus von Dohnányi
|Downfall | Das Experiment | Tatort
|Pim den Oever
|Mark van Eeuwen
|Flikken Rotterdam | King of the Road | The Rise of the Viking
|Argo | Oranges and Sunshine | The Dark Knight
|The Terror | Sea of Souls | Schemers
The runtime is longer than most war dramas and totals 124 minutes.
Throughout the film, multiple languages, including English, German and Dutch are used.
The filming of many locations took place in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Lithuania was also used for filming.
Principal photography started on October 14, 2019, and ended March 4, 2020. We managed to avoid any delays caused by the pandemic.
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