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The Silent Army (2008)

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Child soldiers in Africa are at the fore in this tale of a white restaurant owner in an African town bordering a conflict zone. When his son's African friend Abu is abducted, he sets out to... See full summary »

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Jacqueline Blom ...
Agnes van Dam
Marco Borsato ...
Eduard Zuiderwijk
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Ruud van Kalenberg
Andrew Kintu ...
Abu
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Anna Zuiderwijk
Frederick Mpuuga ...
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Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ...
Michel Obeke
Vuks Ngcingwana ...
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Sam Okelo
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Siebe Schoneveld ...
Thomas Zuiderwijk
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François Lama
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Child soldiers in Africa are at the fore in this tale of a white restaurant owner in an African town bordering a conflict zone. When his son's African friend Abu is abducted, he sets out to find the boy, and walks right into a training camp exploiting children like Abu. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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€285,249 (Netherlands), 14 December 2008, Limited Release
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The international version of this film ("The Silent Army") was the original Dutch entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Film. However, the film was turned down because it was a re-cut version. This led to the submission of Oorlogswinter (2008). See more »

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Valerie: Most people have brilliant reasons to do nothing at all.
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1 word, Awful!
16 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's nice filmed, big budget, but rather spend it on poor people because, this movie was bad as hell. The leading role is approved to Marco Borsato, which is a good singer really, but he just can't act. If this was an American movie with a better plot it would have been a big hit. There are many reasons why this movie could have been better. But really, its just awful. You could watch it with a friend on DVD on a boring night, but i suggest rather to make a pizza or go to a bar.

So whenever you are planning to go to this movie, i can just say, don't go! Dutch movies can be great. For example Zwartbook with Carice van Houten, who plays in the Valkyrie movie. This director can better find another job. For now, 1 star is already to many for this movie.


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