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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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Winter in Wartime  »

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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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The author of the original novel 'Oorlogswinter', Jan Terlouw, was formerly the Dutch deputy Prime Minister. See more »

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When the boy opens the suitcase in the attic, he pulls out a Browning HighPower pistol with Pachmayr Signature rubber grips. The grips would be wood or hard plastic. Pachmayr grips would be made in the United States post WWII. See more »

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Version of Oorlogswinter (1975) See more »

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Excellent World War II film through the eyes of the young
10 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

" The Netherlands' official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010"

We saw this recently at the Academy screenings, and thought it one of the better foreign films we have seen this year. Hope it gets a nomination at least, and thus a US release! Contrary to some of the reviews here, we thought the acting was excellent. It's not Saving Private Ryan, but nevertheless quietly intense. More psychological than a battlefield story, it plays beautifully with the woven story of coming of age and into responsibility. As actors and as frequent voters for the foreign film category, definitely recommending this. -- Stephen and Ann Tobolowsky


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