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Winter in Wartime by director Martin Koolhoven
Winter in Wartime - During the last winter of World War II, Michiel experiences his loss of innocence

Winter in Wartime

Winter in Wartime takes place during the last cold winter of the Second World War in the Netherlands. Suddenly 14-year-old Michiel becomes responsible for the care of a British pilot. This turns out to be more dangerous than he could ever imagine (war / adventure, 103’, 35mm).

Directed by Martin Koolhoven
Key cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower and Raymond Thiry
Co-production: BE / NL
NL Producers: Isabella Films, Fu Works, ph. +31 20 422 9199,


Pusan International Film Festival 09 - International Premiere
Rome International Film Festival 09
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 09


Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 09 - Special Mention "For the exquisite costume, art direction and photography" 

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Press Releases
29-03-2011  Winter in Wartime released in the US
01-02-2010  IndieWire - Sony Classics Acquires Winter In Wartime
31-01-2010  Screen Daily - SPC snaps up US rights to Winter In Wartime
07-01-2010  The Hollywood Reporter - Who will win this year's foreign-language Oscar race?
14-01-2010  The Hollywood Reporter - Winter in Wartime - Superb filmmaking
14-01-2010  Reuters - Dutch wartime movie a "Winter" wonder
08-12-2009  Winter in Wartime on Golden Globe Longlist
02-12-2009  Winter in Wartime Satellite Award nominee
06-11-2009  Variety - Why WWII and Holocaust films endure
29-10-2009  Screen Daily - High Point Films closes further sales on Winter In Wartime
28-10-2009  Winter in Wartime awarded by Youth Jury in Rome
15-10-2009  Variety - 65 Countries in Running for Oscar
15-10-2009  Screen Daily - Clearer Call for Oscar Rules
14-10-2009  Variety - New Oscar Pic for the Netherlands
14-10-2009  Winter in Wartime Dutch Oscar Entry
07-09-2009  Winter in Wartime selected for EFA Award 2009
29-09-2009  Record-breaking number of European films at Pusan

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