Winter in Wartime (DVD)

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Description

Dutch coming-of-age drama based on the 1963 children's novel 'Oorlogswinter' by Jan Terlouw. In the final days of World War Two, fourteen-year-old Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier) rebels against his father, the town mayor, by becoming involved with the underground resistance movement after discovering the escaped pilot from a crashed British fighter plane.

Product Details

Barcode
5060192810523
Department
Movies & TV
Released
31 May 2010
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Foreign Language
Region
Region 2
Language
Dutch, English, German
Secondary Languages
English
Subtitles
English
Studio
Kaleidoscope Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
Runtime
120 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Winter in Wartime
Tagline
A country occupied, a child's innocence lost.
Release Year
2008
Running Time
103 min
Categories
Action/Adventure / Adventure / Coming Of Age / Friendships / Period Piece / War / Dramas / History
Language
Dutch
Country
Netherlands / Belgium
Budget
$4 million
US Box Office
$0.2 million
Revenue
$0.5 million
Official Website
http://www.sonyclassics.com/winterinwartime
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
74% 77%
Metacritic
66
The Movie DB
68%
Overview
During World War II in the freezing winter of 1944-45 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to the dismay of his father, who, as mayor, works to prevent escalations in the village.
Synopsis
As helmed by Martin Koolhoven (HET ZUIDEN), the Dutch-language saga OORLOGSWINTER stars Martijn Lakemeier as Michiel van Beusekom, a young man who becomes involved in the Dutch resistance during the final winter of World War II. Though this represents a heroic move on the boy's part, the experience ultimately leads to complete disillusionment, as it brings Michiel face to face with the realization that during times of war, good and evil are actually intertwined.
Poster
Poster for Winter in Wartime
Videos
Trailer
Winter In Wartime | trailer (2011)
Cast & Crew
Director
Martin Koolhoven
Star
Jamie Campbell Bower / Martijn Lakemeier / Yorick Van Wageningen
Co-Star
Anneke Blok / Peter Eberst / Tygo Gernandt / Dan Husen / Melody Klaver / Mees Peijnenburg / Ben Ramakers / Raymond Thiry / Ad Van Kempen / Tibo Vandenborre / Jesse Vandriel / Jesse van Driel / Dan van Husen
Screenwriter
Mieke deJong / Mieke de Jong / Martin Koolhoven / Paul Jan Nelissen
Source Writer
Jan Terlouw / Author: Jan Terlouw
Composer
Pino Donaggio
Producer
Antonino Lombardo / San Fu Maltha / Els Vandevorst / Jan Vrints
Director of Photography
Guido van Gennep / Guido Vangennep
Editor
Job ter Burg
Costume Designer
Alette Kraan
Hairstylist
Diana Dreesen
Sound
Antoin Cox / Herman Pieete
Makeup
Diana Dreesen
Movie Critics
Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "Koolhoven manages the difficult balance of entertaining as well as offering a high emotional impact, with considerable agility."
Richard Mowe (21 Mar 2011, )
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "Koolhoven is mostly good with actors, the period is strongly evoked and there are strong moments..."
Ian Freer (5 Feb 2010, )
Hollywood Reporter
"[B]eautifully crafted....While the film has the rousing action of the best Hollywood war films, it ends on a note of melancholy that testifies to the maturity of these gifted filmmakers."
Stephen Farber (14 Jan 2010, )
Los Angeles Times
"Straightforward and solid....Director Martin Koolhoven elicits strong performances in the handsomely photographed feature..."
Sheri Linden (18 Mar 2011, )
Sight and Sound
"The film is relatively well appointed, especially in its recreation of historical period and detail..."
Guy Westwell (1 Mar 2010, )
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "Martin Koolhoven's film makes telling use of his snow-bound landscapes to suggest the frozen limbo-time the Dutch found themselves in..."
Philip Kemp (25 Jan 2009, )
Washington Post
3 stars out of 4 -- "It's a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller....The story, directed by Martin Koolhoven, is impeccably paced and lean, with a visually gorgeous, icy blue pallor that underscores the cold, hard choices that its characters must make."
(22 Apr 2011, )
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