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The Silent Army ()

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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 more »

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 ...
Rebel commander
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga ...
Michel Obeke
Vuks Ngcingwana ...
Commander
Sam Okelo
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Valerie
Siebe Schoneveld ...
Thomas Zuiderwijk
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François Lama

Directed by

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Jean van de Velde

Written by

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Jean van de Velde ... (screenplay)

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Paul Brinks ... producer
Chris Brouwer ... producer
Richard Claus ... producer
Jean-Claude Fleury ... co-producer
Anton Rollino ... co-producer

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Nick Laird-Clowes

Cinematography by

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Theo van de Sande

Film Editing by

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Peter R. Adam

Editorial Department

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Louise Mycielski ... post-production coordinator: South Africa
Christoph Strothjohann ... first assistant editor
John Thorborg ... colorist
Jan van Diermen ... colorist: dailies

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Janusz Gosschalk

Production Design by

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Wilbert Van Dorp

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Darryl Hammer

Costume Design by

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Moira Anne Meyer

Makeup Department

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Natasha du Toit ... assistant makeup artist
Sulet Meintjes ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Amanda Law ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dale Butler ... second assistant director
De Villiers Fourie ... third assistant director
Graham Hickson ... first assistant director
Richard Raaphorst ... second unit director

Art Department

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Michael Hyman ... lead scenic
Frederick Mpuuga ... assistant art director: Uganda
Richard Raaphorst ... storyboard artist
Surisa Surisa ... property master
Ashleigh Tobias ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Normann Büttner ... foley mixer
Ferry de Pater ... adr & dialogue editor
Mel Kutbay ... foley artist
Jacques Pienaar ... boom operator
Michaël Sauvage ... adr recordist (as Michael Sauvage)
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Roberto van Eijden ... production sound mixer
Peter Warnier ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Arno Willemstein ... sound effects editor

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Arno Beekman ... compositor
Jeremy Hattingh ... visual effects supervisor
Wesley Kolsteeg ... visual effects artist
Tzetzi Lazarov ... visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam
Remco Mastwijk ... visual effects producer: Filmmore Amsterdam
Kasper Oerlemans ... visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam
Stefan Rademakers ... visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam
Marco Stolker ... digital effects artist
Fir Suidema ... assistant visual effects supervisor / compositor
Jan Toensmann ... senior compositor
Jan van de Laar ... compositor
Floris van der Veen ... visual effects artist
Lodewijk van Olffen ... visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam
Tim van Paassen ... visual effects artist
Rolf van Slooten ... visual effects artist
Stijn Waterman ... compositor
David Zaretti ... visual effects artist
Willem Zwarthoed ... visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam

Camera and Electrical Department

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Peter Belcher ... camera operator: "a" camera

Casting Department

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Portia Ntobeko Cele ... extras casting
Craig Swanepoel ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shahida April ... costume coordinator
Susan Barras ... set costumer (as Susan Pollard)
Rick de Souza ... key costumer
Rae Donnelly ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Christoph Bauschinger ... music editor
Andy Brown ... conductor / music contractor
Jessica Dannheisser ... additional orchestrations
Felix Erskine ... music programmer
Sandro Friedrich ... musician: ethnic flutes
Elisa Kustow ... music production coordinator
The London Metropolitan Orchestra ... music performed by
Stephen McLaughlin ... music producer
Scott Shields ... music programmer
Matthew Slater ... assistant orchestrator / music preparation services
Jeff Toyne ... composer: additional music / orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Kate Elizabeth Higgs ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Joanne Goldstone ... production accountant
Ceridwen Morris ... production secretary (as Ceridwen Jess Morris)
Richard Raaphorst ... concept artwork
Caitlin Rollino ... production assistant
Timothy Shaw ... directors assistant
Paul van Leeuwen ... production accountant
Jerome Williams ... production coordinator
Pierre Rissient ... supervisor: recut (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Silent Army (World-wide, English title)
  • The Silent Army (United States)
  • L'armée silencieuse (France)
  • Белый свет (Russia)
  • Vahsetin Çocuklari (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Netherlands EUR285,249, 14 Dec 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #3.64 (2008). See more »
Quotes Valerie: Most people have brilliant reasons to do nothing at all.
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