Dutch War-Drama ‘The Forgotten Battle’ is Coming to Netflix in October 2021

Review Ethan / 2023-01-27 03:24:58

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.

What date is The Forgotten Battle Netflix released?

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.

Is there a plot to The Forgotten Battle's story?

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: What's it all about?

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.

What are the Cast Members of Battle of the Scheldt

Here are the names of all confirmed members of Battle of the Scheldt's supporting and main cast:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before
Marinus van Staveren Gijs Blom The Letter for the King | Boys | Dead & Beautiful
William Sinclair Jamie Flatters Liar | So Awkward | Flat TV
Teuntje Visser Susan Radder Spring | Horizon | Oogappels
Doctor Visser Jan Bijvoet Peaky Blinders | Embrace of the Serpent | The Broken Circle Breakdown
Tony Turner Tom Felton Harry Potter Franchise | Rise of the Planet of the Apes | The Flash
Henk Schneijder Coen Bril The East | Black Widow
John Theo Barklem-Biggs The F1rst Team | Make Up | White Gold
Nigel Scott Reid White House Farm | Carnival Row | Line of Duty
Janna Marthe Schneider Kongo | Gevoel voor Tumor | Cordon
Dirk Visser Ronald Kalter The East | Flikken Rotterdam | Salmon of Knowledge
Oberst Berghof Justus von Dohnányi Downfall | Das Experiment | Tatort
Pim den Oever Mark van Eeuwen Flikken Rotterdam | King of the Road | The Rise of the Viking
Captain Sinclair Richard Dillane Argo | Oranges and Sunshine | The Dark Knight
Sergeant Mackay Gordon Morris The Terror | Sea of Souls | Schemers

How long does The Forgotten Battle run?

The runtime is longer than most war dramas and totals 124 minutes.

In which languages can The Forgotten Battle be found?

Throughout the film, multiple languages, including English, German and Dutch are used.

The Forgotten Battle Movie Poster Netflix

Where and when did The Forgotten Battle get produced?

The filming of many locations took place in the Netherlands and Belgium.

  • Middelburg and Zeeland in the Netherlands
  • Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
  • Brouwershaven Zeeland Netherlands
  • Sint-Truiden, Belgium
  • Veere Zeeland (Netherlands)
  • Sluis. Zeeland. Netherlands
  • Hasselt, Belgium
  • Sint-Anna ter Muiden (Netherlands)

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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