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Winter in Wartime (2008)
"Oorlogswinter" (original title)

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Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel ... See full summary »

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Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel comes of age and learns of the stark difference between adventure fantasy and the ugly realities of war. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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In 1945 Holland, a boy must choose between good and evil.

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27 November 2008 (Netherlands)  »

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Oorlogswinter  »

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,937 (USA) (18 March 2011)

Gross:

$542,860 (USA) (29 July 2011)
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In the shot of the marketplace seen through the bell tower, the bell tower was a digital effect since no such building was present there. See more »

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Excellent movie "teenager in war' for audience aged 10-110
3 December 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Oorlogswinter is a very, very special movie around the themes war, love, trust, friendship from the point of view of a 14-year old Dutch teenager in the last winter of World War 2.

  • beautiful cold winter-setting with lots of snow and original
landscapes; - fantastic music from Pino Donaggio; - lots of close shots on excellent actors; - shows both the adventure and the drama of a war.

The 14-year old actor playing the main role is an amazing natural talent in a very realistic story which could happen to every teener in a war-situation.

This is a movie everyone must see between 10 and 110.

Watch out for Oorlogswinter!


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