Rights for USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, and German-speaking Europe have been sold to Dolphin Medien. The rights of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia have been sold to Media Squad in Slovakia.
The film debuted on Netflix in multiple territories and will be featured on the Incredible Film slate at MIPCOM.
Helmed by Dutch filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen (The Thing), The Forgotten Battle is a trilingual war drama based on a true story. Three young lives become inextricably connected; a Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot, and a girl from Zeeland connected to the resistance. Their paths merge and collide at the backdrop of a war-torn Europe, culminating in the visceral Battle of Walcheren Causeway during WWII in 1944. Their choices differ, but their goal is the same: freedom.
Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise) Gijs Blom (The Letter For the King), Jamie Flatters (Avatar: The Way of the Water, The School for Good and Evil) and Susan Radder (Horizon, The Take Over) star in the film, which launched originally on Netflix in 2020. The Forgotten Battle has been a huge success with audiences around the world, climbing to Netflix’s No.1 in the US, Canada, UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France on the day of premiere.
The film is a Dutch-Belgian co-production from Levitate Film (Lioness, Tonio, Bank of Resistance) and Caviar (Sound of Metal, Rebel), and has the second highest budget in the history of Dutch cinema at €14.2million and is part-funded by Netflix. https://incrediblefilm.com/en/movies/the-forgotten-battle/