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The War Boy (1985)

PG | | Drama
During World War II, a boy and his sister, orphans of the mother, try to survive without the help of their father, a member of the Resistance, and are still forced to endure the evil stepmother.

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Allan Eastman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Shaver ... Maria
Kenneth Welsh ... Stephan Berecky
Jason Hopley ... Jan
Ingrid Veninger ... Helena
Mario Mirkovic ... Anton (as Milan Mirkovic)
Vjenceslav Kapural Vjenceslav Kapural ... Moscovitz (as Venco Kaporal)
Michelle Paniagua Michelle Paniagua ... Ibolya
Damir Mejovsek Damir Mejovsek ... Russian soldier / Soldier (as Damir Mejovek)
Derrick Hart Derrick Hart ... Grandpa
Slobodan Dimitrijevic Slobodan Dimitrijevic ... SS captain (as Slobodan Dimitrijeviæ)
Zlatko Pokupec Zlatko Pokupec ... Circus leader (as Zlatko 'Pinky' Pokupec)
Dani Segina Dani Segina ... Matthew (as Ðani Segina)
Mustafa Nadarevic ... Mill manager (as Mustafa Nadareviæ)
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ... Kati (as Semka Sokolovic)
Vida Jerman Vida Jerman ... Anton's mom
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During World War II, a boy and his sister, orphans of the mother, try to survive without the help of their father, a member of the Resistance, and are still forced to endure the evil stepmother.

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Drama

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Country:

Yugoslavia | Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

O Garoto da Guerra See more »

Filming Locations:

Zagreb, Croatia

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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European Mystique, without the Hollywwod Sugarcoat.
24 November 2007 | by wiltvidSee all my reviews

If you like unformulated movies, where the "good ending" is in question, where realities remain complex, you will love this movie. Hungary in the fall of 1944. The Soviet Army has just reached Hungary. The Hungarian Fascist Party and the German army tighten the grip, on what is left of fascist territory. Little Jan's parents have been accused of defeatism and being arrested. Like the making of a fine sword, Jan's character is tempered by these events.Hidden reserves of physical and moral strenght draw from the very core of his being. The War Boy is action, suspense and tender human drama combined in a true portrayal of courage during a period of tremendous strife. I can only explain the "bad ratings" from other viewers,who were expecting the usual diet of an American type of family drama. That must be due to the way this movie was marketed. And probably viewed by people who usually do not watch movies that contain too much historical weight.


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