Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »
Josse De Pauw,
Eva van der Gucht,
Werner De Smedt
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Luigi Lo Cascio,
In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives. The man was shot in front of his neighbors ... See full summary »
Derek de Lint,
Marc van Uchelen,
Monique van de Ven
1920s Germany. Two Sisters aged six years, no sooner see their remaining parent buried when they are torn apart. Lotte goes to live with her upper middle class Dutch aunt in Holland, Anna to work as a farm hand on her German uncle's rural farm. The story follows their lives as they try to reconcile their differences while World War II impacts each of them on their lives and finally in old age when they meet again, with the hope that the differences in their youth can finally be reconciled. Written by
In the scene where Anna is dancing with the soldiers in early 1940, a couple of them are seen wearing the close combat bar over the left breast pocket on their uniforms. The award was instituted in November 1942. See more »
If you haven't seen this one yet: go see it! It is, without any doubt, the best WW2-movie I have ever seen. It is the personal story of two sisters (twins) who are separated at a young age. One of them grows up in The Netherlands, the other in Germany.
In most WW2-movies you get the idea that all Germans are 'bad guys'. Through her book, and now also through the movie, Tessa de Loo shows the world how the situation in Germany was and makes the viewer/reader understand how it was possible that ordinary German people supported Hitler, just because they didn't know what he was up to.
Beside this interesting 'new' viewpoint, it is a very good movie, possibly the best Dutch movie I have ever seen.
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