Martijn Lakemeier, Marwan Kenzari, Jonas Smulders
BASE Entertainment co-produces with the New Amsterdam Film Company in the war thriller film The East by Dutch director Jim Taihuttu. The film has started filming in early 2019 and is planned to be released in 2021.
The story set in 1946, during Indonesian war for Independence as young Dutch soldier Johan joins an elite unit led by a mysterious captain known only as ‘The Turk’. When the fighting intensifies between the Indonesian people and their colonial oppressor, Johan finds himself on the wrong side of history, questioning and ultimately challenging his commander’s increasingly brutal attempts to quell the resistance.