Not a French revolution epic as might be assumed, Bastille is a modern social drama filmed in Holland. Derek de Lint plays the grown-up child of Dutch Holocaust victims. Throughout the first half of the film, he denies his past even while seeking out the facts behind his parents' demise. His indecision gives way to obsession: before the film has drawn to a close, he has convinced himself that he is capable of going back in time and changing history. Director Rudolph Van den Berg sometimes seems as confused as his Bastille protagonist.
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