SECRETS OF WAR

OORLOGSGEHEIMEN

By Dennis BOTS

RINKEL FILM BV - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

The friendship of 13 year old Tuur & Lamberts is put at test when a new girl in town, Maartje, shares a life threatening secret with one of them. A story about the necessity of friendship in times of war.

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& Awards

Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2014
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2014
Nederlands film festival 2014
Cinekid 2014
Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2014
SCHLINGEL International Film Festival 2014
Seville European Film Festival 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dennis BOTS
    • Writer(s)
    • Karen VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN
    • Producer(s)
    • David-Jan BIJKER (Bijker), Harro VAN STAVERDEN (Bijker), Reinier SELEN (Rinkel Film), Martin DEWITTE, Brigitte BAAKE, Donato ROTUNNO
    • Synopsis
    • Summer 1943. Tuur and Lambert are best friends. The surrounding of their idyllic village has no secrets for the teenagers. From the farm of Lamberts dad to the marl caves in the woods - it's their world. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems to be a part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. Then a new girl from the city shows up, befriending the boys but telling her secret to only one of them. A choice that separates the boys and ultimately gets her in trouble. Tuur not only risks losing his friendship with Lambert, but even his whole family. He will have to stop at nothing to safeguard both.
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