Winter in Wartime: Entertainment with high emotional impact

Article published on Oct. 30, 2009
Article published on Oct. 30, 2009
After having seen competition title The Man Who Will Come [trailer], it would be too easy to write off Martin Koolhoven’s Winter in Wartime [trailer] (at Rome in Alice in the City and the Dutch Oscar submission) as a minor film.
However, even though here as in Giorgio Diritti’s film, the war (Holland in January 1945, occupied by the Germans and besieged by cold and hunger) is filtered through the eyes of a young, innocent boy, in all other counts the two films could not be more different.

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