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The Hiding Place (1975)

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Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. ... See full summary »

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Jeannette Clift ...
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Casper ten Boom, 'Papa'
Robert Rietty ...
Willem ten Boom
Pamela Sholto ...
Tine
Paul Henley ...
Peter ten Boom
Richard Wren ...
Kik ten Boom
Broes Hartman ...
Dutch Policeman
Lex van Delden ...
Young German Officer (as Lex Van Delden)
Tom van Beek ...
Dr. Heemstra (as Tom Van Beek)
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Pastor De Ruiter
John Gabriel ...
Professor Zeiner
Edward Burnham ...
Underground Leader
Cyril Shaps ...
Building Inspector Smit
Forbes Collins ...
Mason Smit
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Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews & caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith keeps them from despair and bitterness. Betsie eventually dies, but Corrie survives, and after the war, must learn to love and forgive her former captors. Written by Mark Hettler <markh@nstl.com>

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One of the world most extraordinary stories of World War II. From the pages of the international best seller, the drama of two ordinary women who became the supreme heroines of the Dutch Resistance. It's thrilling. It's powerful. It's true. See more »

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This movie was made and released about four years after its source autobiographical book by Corrie Ten Boom (together with John Sherrill and Elizabeth Sherrill) was first published in 1971. See more »

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When Corrie is viewing the dead body of Betsy, her sister, Betsy's eyelids are visibly fluttering. See more »

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Corrie Ten Boom: Years later it was learned my release came through a clerical error, what some might call a mistake. Not long after I was set free, women my age were put to death. Yes, I am Corrie Ten Boom, in my 80's now. Some questions remain but they are not to be feared. Our Heavenly Father holds all things in His hands, even our questions. As for myself in the years since Ravensbruck, the Lord has sent me to some 60 countries and I have taught to anyone who would listen, no pit is so deep that He is not ...
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Amazing "Impact" story!!
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My grandmother took me to see this movie when it was released. I was a child and had not studied the holocaust yet but, even though I only saw this movie one time, I have never forgotten it. It takes a very special movie/story to have such an impact-especially on a child. Over the years, I've thought of this story often but I haven't ever seen it anywhere (TV, video store, etc...). It's a shame this movie hasn't been kept "alive" through re-makes and/or re-runs--It certainly deserves to be given the same respect and attention as "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Schindler's List"! I'd love to see it again--even though I'd need a much bigger box of tissues this time!


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