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The Silent Army by director Jean van de Velde
Silent Army, The - A child missing in the heart of Africa

Silent Army, The

The Silent Army is based on true stories of children from War Child projects and is set in the world of child soldiers in Africa. One night the young Abu, along with a dozen other children from his village, is kidnapped by rebels. Thomas is the son of Dutch cook Eduard who runs a restaurant in Africa, and the boy is inconsolable when he finds his best friend has gone. Eduard decides to find out what happened to Abu and starts discovering the harsh reality of the lives of child soldiers (drama, 90’, 35mm).

Directed by Jean van de Velde
Key cast: Marco Borsato, Thekla Reuten, Ricky Koole, Andrew Kintu
Producer: The Entertainment Group Films

Cannes International Film festival 09 - International premiere
Pusan International Film Festival 09
Los Angeles Afi FilmFest 09
Belize International Film festival 10
Montreal International Black Film Festival 2010


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Press Releases
18-05-2010  Special Mention for The Silent Army in Monaco
19-10-2009  The Washington Post - It is good, bad to win an Oscar
25-05-2009  Variety - The Silent Army Review
23-05-2009  The Hollywood Reporter - The Silent Army Review
29-10-2009  LA Weekly - How do you say Oscar Scandal in Dutch and Chinese
15-10-2009  The Hollywood Reporter - The Netherlands switches Oscar Submission
15-10-2009  Screen Daily - Clearer Call for Oscar Rules
14-10-2009  Variety - New Oscar Pic for the Netherlands
28-09-2009  Variety - The Netherlands sticks to The Silent Army
22-10-2009  The Silent Army at UNESCO and AFI Los Angeles
24-04-2009  The Silent Army at Cannes 2009
29-09-2009  Record-breaking number of European films at Pusan
03-09-2009  Variety - Dutch to reconsider Oscar choice
02-09-2009  Variety - The Silent Army to battle for Oscar
25-05-2009  Variety - Review The Silent Army

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