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by Menno Meyjes


Sara just moved back from Los Angeles to the Netherlands with her family and feels devastated when her son decides to sign up for the US Marines. She and her family will soon be victims of a violent burglary, and this episode triggers a period of restlessness and uncertainty: could these violent attacks somehow be related to her father’s secretive war history?

international title: The Hero
original title: De Held
country: Netherlands
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Menno Meyjes
release date: NL 3/11/2016
screenplay: Menno Meyjes, Jessica Durlacher
cast: Monic Hendrickx, Fedja van Huêt, Daan Schuurmans, Kitty Courbois, Hans Croiset, Susan Visser, Thijs Boermans
cinematography by: Jeroen de Bruin
film editing: Wouter van Luijn
costumes designer: Marion Boot, Marian van Nieuwenhuyzen
music: Merlijn Snitker
producer: Rachel van Bommel
production: Millstreet Films
backing: VPRO, CoBO, Netherlands Film Production Incentive
distributor: Dutch FilmWorks
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