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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
Winner of the S.A.I.C.F.F. (San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival) Jubilee Award for Audience Choice Award 2013. See more »
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 »
[Sarcastically to a Nazi Collaborator]
Hail to the Fatherland
[Does a mock Nazi salute]
[Scoffing as he fights a burly soldier]
It must take a BIG man to kill innocent children
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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 »
irstly, the story follows the lives of students and their involvement with the Dutch resistance. For me, I felt mixed emotions from the film. The storyline appeared to have great potential for a big blockbuster that could have sat nicely next to Defiance and Winter In Wartime on the movie shelf and while I enjoyed the film, sadly, there was much left to be desired. The German Colonel (Stass Klassen), by far led the film in the acting department. His performance was solid and at times comparable to Christoph Waltz's performance in Inglourious Basterds, but sadly, he was alone in this department. John Rhys Davis held his own but really too brief a role to help the film. David Thomas Jenkins, Craig Robert Young and the beautiful Rachel Spencer Hewitt made their presence felt, but I felt their characters lacked depth and consistency needed for them to truly grow on you and take you into their world which I put mostly down to the next part. The directing and screenplay seemed to prove the greatest inconsistency and biggest let down with the film. Maybe due to low budget. At times characters were not clearly introduced or very briefly which left me as a viewer putting 2 and 2 together a lot throughout the movie. Also the story pace was up and down like a roller-coaster sometimes dragging slowly but then moving so fast that the scene changed to hours/days ahead and left me wondering where it was at until once again putting 2 and 2 together. For me this is what hurt the story/movie the most.
There was a strong element of religious notion in the film. Religious values were incredibly important during those times and quite often determined where ones stance lied with regards to helping the Jews.
But having said all this, and it will really depend on the individual, I think overall wanting to watch for the storyline itself and to see the evil Colonel Stass in action kept me glued enough. But you will leave the seat having watched this, with the feeling it could have been so much more, in paying homage to those brave souls portrayed in the film.
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