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Secrets of War

Dennis Bots, Netherlands, 2017

95 min.Feature

As war rages across Europe in the summer of 1943, 12-year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert are all but oblivious to the danger. Days are spent going to school, and playing in the dense woods and underground caves outside their idyllic village in Dutch Limburg. Reality soon intrudes and begins to divide families, with Tuur’s father and brother joining a fledgling resistance movement, while Lambert’s parents ally themselves with the local Nazi party. The boys’ relationship is particularly strained with the arrival of Maartje, a dark-haired girl with a mysterious identity. As the boys compete for her attentions, jealousy and betrayal set in motion a series of high-stakes events that will alter the lives of all three youths.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Oorlogsgeheimen
Danish title Krigens hemmeligheder
Other titles Secrets of War
Keywords World War 2, Friendship, Resistance movement, Persecution of the Jews, Nazism
Director Dennis Bots
Based on Efter Jaquens Vriens roman af samme navn.
Production country Netherlands
Production companies Bijker Film, Rinkel Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, BUSTER Filmfestival
Online release 28.02.2017,
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Bijker Film, Rinkel Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, BUSTER Filmfestival

Direction

Direction Dennis Bots

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