Director: Martin Koolhoven
Original Title: Oorlogswinter
Language: Dutch, German , English
Main Cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower
Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen year old Michiel is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper (Jamie Campbell Bower). Michiel’s boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime’s harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility.
Carefully written, sensitively directed and beautifully acted
New York Observer
Winter in Wartime Dir. Martin Koolhoven
- 104 mins
- Historical Drama
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The Bottom Line:
Not only is this a very accomplished World War II movie, it is also a brilliant coming of age story featuring a fabulous performance from the young Martijn Lakemeier. One of the biggest-grossing films in Dutch history it also stars a young Jamie Campbell-Bower.