Oscar-Winning Director Rademakers Dies
He was the first Dutch filmmaker nominated for an Oscar
The filmmaker died of emphysema in a Geneva hospital, reports Dutch media.
Alphonse Marie Rademakers was born in Noord-Brabant, Netherlands on Sept. 5, 1920. Rademakers began his showbiz career as an actor in Amsterdam in the war years. He later studied film in Paris and Rome under acclaimed film directors Vittorio de Sica and Jean Renoir.
Rademakers became the first Dutch director to be nominated for an Oscar with "Village on the River" in 1958.
In 1976, Rademaker also directed "Max Havelaar," which revolved around the corruption in Indonesia during Dutch colonial rule.
Although his career spanned more than 30 years, he's best known as the director of 1986's "De Aanslag (The Assault)." The film, which also won a Golden Globe, centers on Anton, a boy who witnesses the Nazis murdering his parents, who are wrongfully suspected of killing a Nazi collaborator found dead and planted outside their home by the Dutch resistance. As he matures, Anton discovers the truth about what happened that fateful night.
Rademakers final film "The Rose Garden," starred Peter Fonda, Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann, was released in 1989.