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Winter in Wartime (2008)

Oorlogswinter (original title)
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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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Trivia

The majority of the movie was filmed in Lithuania due to the absence of snow in the Netherlands. Artificial snow was used in some of the scenes that were filmed in the Netherlands, and digital snow was sometimes added in post-production. Shots had to be carefully constructed to prevent backgrounds that were obviously free of snow from being revealed. See more »

Goofs

When Michiel shoots Oom Ben in the woods, the hammer of the pistol goes from the fully cocked position before the shot, to a semi-cocked position after the shot. The action of the pistol should have cocked the hammer all the way back. Almost to the web of Michiel's hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #13.9 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

BACCARA
Composer (Componist): Ferry Barendse
Performed by (Uitgevoerd door): The Ramblers
Publisher (Uitgeverij): Editions Charles Bens / Strengholt Music Group
Label: Dureco / Strengholt Music
© Isabella Films / Fu Works
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Best Dutch movie since 'Zwartboek'
4 December 2008 | by sjorsveldtSee all my reviews

Yet, another great Dutch war movie. Before i went to the cinema to see this movie, i thought it was just a war movie for children, but it wasn't. The story is one of the most famous books in The Netherlands, and Martin Koolhoven did a great job on making it to a movie.

The camera positions were very good and he really gives the war-feeling, what isn't nice, but improves the reality. Not only the sets and camera positions were good, but I was also very surprised on the acting of almost all actors. Very good casting and I think we found some new talent. The way Koolhoven puts the adultery against the adolescence is so good. Especially on the end, since the ending isn't that nice, still it gives you a good feeling. Also the music was beautiful and fits perfect. Good job!


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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