'De Aanslag' won best foreign film Oscar

Filmmaker Fons Rademakers, whose 1986 movie “De Aanslag” won an Oscar for best foreign film, died Thursday at age 86, Dutch media reported.

Rademakers died of emphysema in a Geneva hospital near his home across the French border, the Dutch news agency Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau reported.

“De Aanslag,” or “The Attack,” was a story about a young boy whose family is killed by Germans during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands because they were wrongly believed to have been involved in the killing of a collaborator.

It won the Golden Globe and Oscar awards in 1987. Rademakers also was known for the 1976 film “Max Havelaar,” about corruption and exploitation in Indonesia during the era of Dutch colonial rule. Both films were based on classic Dutch novels.

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