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Oorlogswinter (2008)

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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Martin Koolhoven (screenplay), Paul Jan Nelissen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martijn Lakemeier ... Michiel
Yorick van Wageningen ... Oom Ben
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Jack
Raymond Thiry ... Johan
Melody Klaver ... Erica
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Lia
Mees Peijnenburg Mees Peijnenburg ... Dirk
Jesse van Driel Jesse van Driel ... Theo
Dan van Husen ... Auer
Ad van Kempen Ad van Kempen ... Schafter
Tygo Gernandt ... Bertus
Ben Ramakers Ben Ramakers ... Veerman
Tibo Vandenborre ... Duitse Soldaat Redding
Jens Roth Jens Roth ... Duitse Soldaat 1
Peter Eberst ... Duitse Soldaat 2
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch | English | German

Release Date:

27 November 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter in Wartime See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,937, 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$543,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,275,806
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was voted Best Dutch Film of 2008 by The Circle of Dutch Film Journalists. See more »

Goofs

When Michiel is cycling through the village, he passes a row of houses typical for the post-war resurrection era. See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.9 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Oorlogswinter - Score
Composer: Pino Donaggio
Orchestra: Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra-Sif 309
Co-orchestrator: Maurizio Abeni
Conductor: Maurizio Abeni
Soprano Vocals by Boris Dobromirov Dobrev
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Excellent World War II film through the eyes of the young
10 January 2010 | by TheatreAnnSee 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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