A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »
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 »
I did not read the book, but the film impressed me very much. A touching story and great acting. There were a few inconsistencies in the movie. That is why I do not give it the ultimate 10 out of 10.
It is a real pity it did not get any further at the Oscars. I think it definitely falls into the same category as Character, which won the Oscar for best foreign movie a few years ago.
The movie was shown as a 3 part series on Dutch TV around the holiday season. I think it included a few scenes that were deleted from the feature movie. However, the scenes are not necessary to understand the movie. In the Netherlands you can now buy the DVD in several stores for only 6 euro, a super bargain, I would say.
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