The Assault is a 1986 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Harry Mulisch. The film was produced by Fons Rademakers; the main character is played by both Derek de Lint and Marc van Uchelen, whereas Monique van de Ven plays two different roles, one after the war and one in the war. In January 1945, as the Second World War in Europe is reaching its end, much of the Netherlands remains under Nazi occupation. One night, a Nazi collaborator is shot dead on his bicycle; the family whose house he falls down in front of moves the body in front of the neighboring house, where the Steenwijk family lives. The Nazis, assuming that the Steenwijks killed the collaborator, execute the parents and older brother together with a large number of hostages. Burning the Steenwijk's house to the ground, they imprison Anton; the other person in his unlit cell is an older woman. Anton can see only her mouth, she spends the next few minutes comforting him. After the Netherlands are liberated from Nazi occupation, Anton remains shaken by.
The story moves between the end of World War II and the 1980s, following Steenwijk's reluctant quest for the truth about the events of that traumatic night. Derek de Lint as Anton Steenwijk Marc van Uchelen as Young Anton Steenwijk Monique van de Ven as Saskia de Graaff / Truus Coster John Kraaijkamp as Cor Takes Huub van der Lubbe as Fake Ploeg Elly Weller as Mrs. Beumer Ina van der Molen as Karin Korteweg Frans Vorstman as Father Steenwijk Edda Barrends as Mother Steenwijk Casper de Boer as Peter Steenwijk Wim de Haas as Mr. Korteweg Hiske van der Linden as Young Karin Korteweg Piet de Winj as Mr. Beumer Akkemay Marijnissen as Sandra Kees Coolen as Gerrit-Jan The film won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Space Needle of the Seattle International Film Festival. List of submissions to the 59th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Dutch submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film The Assault on IMDb The Assault at AllMovie The Assault at Rotten Tomatoes The Assault at Box Office Mojo
Pseudonymous Bosch is the pen name of Raphael Simon, the author of The Secret Series and The Bad Books series of fiction books, as well as two stand-alone titles. He has released 12 books, each read. Bosch had long been suspected to be the author Raphael Simon, although Bosch disputed this until he "came out" as Simon in a May 8, 2016, editorial in The New York Times; the pseudonym plays off that of the artist Hieronymus Bosch. It may play off the fictional Los Angeles detective, Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch named after the artist, created by the author Michael Connelly, who has appeared in several of his novels starting in 1992. Though Simon is homosexual, he has stated that his pseudonymous form is not so; the About the Author blurb for his book The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers states that he is not the "alter ego of Raphael Simon, a unrelated author who lives in Pasadena, CA." Bad Magic centers around a character, first introduced as Max-Ernest's little brother, Paul-Clay, in the Secret Series.
Bad Luck Bad News Write This Book is a do-it-yourself mystery. The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers Bosch published Write This Book!, a do it yourself book. Bosch elaborated in an interview with Wired stating that "it is a kind of half-written, guided mystery. Parts of it are going to be multiple choice, choose-your-own adventure, parts of it will be more like Mad Libs, some silly stuff". Furthermore, Galleycat for Mediabistro.com stated that Bosch has since "inked a deal for a new middle grade trilogy". On May 14, 2019, Bosch published The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers, with illustrations by Shane Pangburn; the book is about an eight-year-old boy. A followup, The Unbelievable Oliver and the Sawed-in-Half Dads, is slated for publication on May 12, 2020