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Return to the Hiding Place (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller | 23 May 2014 (USA)
When the Nazis begin killing Jews in Holland, a group of youth fight to save the lives of the innocent.

Directors:

Peter C. Spencer, Josiah Spencer (co-director)

Writers:

Bart Gavigan, Peter C. Spencer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rhys-Davies ... Eusi
Mimi Sagadin ... Corrie ten Boom
Craig Robert Young ... Piet Hartog
David Thomas Jenkins ... Hans Poley
Rachel Spencer Hewitt ... Aty van Woerden
Stass Klassen ... Colonel von Laeman
Joanie Stewart ... Betsie ten Boom
Suzy Brack ... Nollie ten Boom van Woerden
Josh Atkinson Josh Atkinson ... Boris (as Joshua Patrick Atkinson)
Gary Ray Moore ... Lars (as Gary Moore)
Max Van Bel Max Van Bel ... Frans van Hasselt
Slate Holmgren Slate Holmgren ... Kris Holmstra
Louie Lawless ... Board Member
Steve Christopher ... Laurent Mathijs
Leo Wyndham Leo Wyndham ... Leo
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Storyline

Dutch Resistance fighter Hans Poley in World War II, found refuge at Corrie ten Boom's house. Hans defies the new Nazi commandant and escapes with his life. He takes refuge in Corrie ten Boom's house, which is crowded with Jewish refugees and becomes part of her teen age army. Hans gets a false identity and joins the Dutch Resistance. As the Nazis commit atrocity after atrocity, the danger for Hans and his new compatriots increases tenfold. Written by RHP Team

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nazis | jewish | jew | nazi | world war two | See All (5) »

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,942, 25 May 2014

Gross USA:

$45,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,698
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Trivia

The first time a film won three Jury award prizes in the history of the Bel Air Film Festival. At the 2013 Bel Air Film Festival, this film won Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Feature Film. See more »

Goofs

The SS Uniform worn by Col. Von Laeman has shoulder boards on both shoulders. The SS only wore shoulder boards on the right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Piet Hartog: [Mocking Kris during a chase] It takes a BRAVE MAN too SHOOT CHILDREN. You know what Freud would say about this? No because that would mean you could read
[last lines]
Piet Hartog: [speaking from beyond the grave to Aty] I love to see you dance
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Alternate Versions

RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE, US version - has drastic changes from the 2011, UK version. It is now 1:38 (instead of 2:35), includes plot re-writes and completely new full scenes, re-filming, complete re-editing, new music scoring and re-arranging. Some subplots were removed and new elaborate scenes were added to enrich this story based on true events. Half of the retained film content was drastically reduced altering the story from the original focus being on Piet Hartog and Aty to now follow the life of Hans Poley as the chronicler of the story, with a completely new surprise ending resulting in an entirely new film, soon to be released. RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE tells the exciting story of Dutch Resistance fighter Hans Poley in World War II, who found refuge at Corrie ten Boom's house from the 1974 movie THE HIDING PLACE. Hans defies the new Nazi commandant and escapes with his life. He takes refuge in Corrie ten Boom's house, which is crowded with Jewish refugees and becomes part of her teen age army. Hans gets a false identity and joins the Dutch Resistance. As the Nazis commit atrocity after atrocity, the danger for Hans and his new compatriots increases tenfold. See more »

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Excellent, historical film of the struggle of the peoples occupied by Germans
13 April 2013 | by adsmithtxSee all my reviews

This is a well thought out film of a very difficult time in history. The story is very well written, and includes a lot of detail not normally see in movies. It was presented from a very personal level. Casting and acting is excellent. Each actors character was very well developed and was very well presented. The German soldier was especially well done and very believable. I especially enjoyed the cinematography, being a photographer myself, I could appreciate the challenges that were met in the filming of the movie. A few of the scenes that could have been very grotesque were very well done in the fact that they presented what happened without the very gory details, the lamp shade is an excellent example of this. An excellent film for anyone that has an interest in the details of the Nazi / Jewish conflict in Holland and Cory Tim Boom's youth core should see this film


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