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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michiel
... Oom Ben
... Jack
... Johan
... Erica
Anneke Blok ... Lia
Mees Peijnenburg ... Dirk
Jesse van Driel ... Theo
... Auer
Ad van Kempen ... Schafter
... Bertus
Ben Ramakers ... Veerman
... Duitse Soldaat Redding
Jens Roth ... Duitse Soldaat 1
... 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

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

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 2008 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Winter in Wartime  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€332,082 (Netherlands), 30 November 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,937, 20 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$542,860, 31 July 2011
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WILHELM SCREAM: During the chase scene with the horse carriage in the woods, the famous 'Wilhelm scream' can be heard when the German buggy with the two soldiers collapse and crashes. 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 »

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Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.97 (2010) See more »

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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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Excellent movie "teenager in war' for audience aged 10-110
3 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Oorlogswinter is a very, very special movie around the themes war, love, trust, friendship from the point of view of a 14-year old Dutch teenager in the last winter of World War 2.

  • beautiful cold winter-setting with lots of snow and original landscapes; - fantastic music from Pino Donaggio; - lots of close shots on excellent actors; - shows both the adventure and the drama of a war.


The 14-year old actor playing the main role is an amazing natural talent in a very realistic story which could happen to every teener in a war-situation.

This is a movie everyone must see between 10 and 110.

Watch out for Oorlogswinter!


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