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Secrets of War (2014)

Oorlogsgeheimen (original title)
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During WWII, the friendship of two boys is at risk when a girl tells a very personal secret to only one of them.

Director:

Dennis Bots

Writers:

Tanja Chung (translator), Karin van Holst Pellekaan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maas Bronkhuyzen Maas Bronkhuyzen ... Tuur
Joes Brauers ... Lambert
Michael Nierse Michael Nierse ... Boy 1
Tonko Bossen Tonko Bossen ... Boy 2
Luc Feit Luc Feit ... Horst Baumhaken
Juul Vrijdag Juul Vrijdag ... Mrs. Witteman
Ad van Kempen Ad van Kempen ... Mr. Witteman
Loek Peters ... Mr. Ramakers
Nils Verkooijen ... Leo
Pien Westendorp Pien Westendorp ... Katrien
Eva Duijvestein ... Mrs. Ramakers
Annemarie Prins Annemarie Prins ... Aunt Anna
Stefan de Walle Stefan de Walle ... Mr. Nijskens
Margo Dames Margo Dames ... Mevrouw Nijskens
Bas van Prooijen Bas van Prooijen ... Pieke
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Storyline

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. Tuur's dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems to be a part of it. Lambert's 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. Written by Dutch FilmWorks

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Genres:

Drama | Family | History | War

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Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

3 July 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Secrets of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Limburg, Netherlands See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,387,956
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain was only released in 23 theaters. Released in dubbed version / subtitled version (4 theaters). See more »

Goofs

When Tuur fight with Lambert his shirt is open , however, when he walks away it is buttoned up. When he starts cycling it is open again. See more »

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Written and performed by Alain Clark
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A Wonderful movie.
12 April 2016 | by thelorddoctorSee all my reviews

I have no other choice but to give it a 10. It is a beautiful movie. Yes, the theme is "war" but the subject isn't. I saw it as a movie purely about friendship and nothing else. Yes, both boys lost their innocence due to the cruelty of war. Yes, their friendship got to be tested quite a few times throughout the movie but at the end it was their friendship that saved both boys.

Both boy actors, Maas Bronhuyzen and Joes Brauens were terrific. They conveyed their feelings and emotions in a way a seasoned actor would do. Dialogs were short and to the point without wasting viewers time with lengthy conversations trying to convince viewers about main characters feelings, emotions and thoughts. In three specific scenes the facial expressions, the emotion and the acting in general felt very real and convincing. The ending scene sealed the movie and the friendship and with no doubt it became obvious that both friends have their hearts set in the right place.

If you haven't seen it yet, make an effort then.


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