• Winter in Wartime (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

DVD Release Date: July 26th, 2011

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
At the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes a member of the resistance after he helps a wounded British soldier.

Cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Raymond Thiry, Melody Klaver, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg, Jesse Van Driel

Director: Martin Koolhoven

Genres: War, Historical drama

Production Co: Prime Time, Isabella Films B.V.

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  • The most compelling thing about Winter in Wartime, the Netherlands' official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars, is not the story. And the story is pretty darn compelling. show more

  • Koolhoven is able to strip away both visually and mentally our idealized cinematic notions of how the resistance fighters lived. It's a lonely existence. It's stark and it's scary. And it makes for a compelling movie. show more

  • May serve as a useful way to introduce teens to what World War II in Europe was like. show more

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