|Jeroen Krabbé||Jeroen Boman (adult)|
|Elsje de Wijn||Mem|
|Matthijs Van Heijningen||Producer|
For A Lost Soldier available in DVD
Last year, the question was posed to me: what would the public's reaction have been to "The Reader" if Kate Winslet's character had been male? So this film, in a way, is the possible answer. I note the vehemence of some viewers to the story line of having a young adult male in a relationship with a boy; it was interesting that I heard nothing but praise for "The Reader"...a little double standard? This is definitely a touchy subject; and, not to advocate sexual relationships between adults and children, BUT "Lost Soldier" won me over in the end because of the tenderness of the whole thing. The relationship between the two was very believable and quite touching. Mercifully, there were no graphic sex scenes to make me squirm uncomfortably as I did during "The Reader" Actually the film was quite moving and, if you can deal with the subject matter, highly recommended. It was interesting to see Jeroen Krabbe in this film after seeing him in the American films "Prince of Tides" and "The Fugitive"; Andrew Kelley as the Soldier was amazing and, unhappily, this is the only film he ever made since he apparently returned to dance with the Hungarian Dance Company after making this film. I believe he could have had quite a film career. Too bad!