Brand new Dutch war movie ‘The Forgotten Battle’ is now available on Netflix worldwide

Netflix has announced that the brand new Dutch war film The Forgotten Battle (also known as De Slag om de Schelde) will have its streaming premiere on their video on demand platform a few months after its theatrical release: on October 15, 2021. With a budget of 14 million euros, the war film is the most expensive Dutch production of all time after Zwartboek. Due to the closed cinemas because of the Corona virus, the release date was postponed. Netflix is co-producer of The Forgotten Battle.

Film about The Battle of the ‘Schelde’ on Netflix worldwide

Netflix has had to wait until the film has been able to run in theaters before The Forgotten Battle can be shown on the streaming service. This could take several weeks after the cinemas reopen. The film will appear exclusively on Netflix, which means that subscribers of services such as Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video will not be able to stream the film.

From 15 October, ‘The Forgotten Battle’ can be seen on Netflix

In a tweet from @NetflixNL on September 13, 2021, it was finally announced when the popular war film would appear on the streaming service. Along with the film’s trailer, the video on demand platform shared the news that The Forgotten Battle would be viewable on Netflix starting October 15, 2021.

Story, details and trailer of the film

November 1944. On the flooded island of Walcheren in Zeeland, thousands of allies fight the German army. Touching three young lives inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a Zeeland girl who reluctantly joined the resistance become involved, and are faced with crucial choices that are not only about their own freedom, but also about the freedom of others.

TitleDe Slag om de Schelde / The Forgotten Battle
GenreDrama, War
IMDb7,5 from 2.300 votes
Duration2 hours and 4 minutes
DirectorMatthijs van Heijningen Jr.
CastGijs Blom, Jamie Flatters, Susan Radder, Jan Bijvoet, Tom Felton
The Forgotten Battle | Official trailer | Netflix

  1. What is the movie ‘The Forgotten Battle’ about?

    A Dutch film about three young people: a British glider pilot, a Dutch boy fighting on the German side, and a Dutch female resistance member; set around the Battle of the Scheldt. Their choices are different, their goal is the same: freedom.

  2. Where can you watch ‘The Forgotten Battle’ online?

    The Forgotten Battle is available on Netflix from October 15, 2021.