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Secrets of War

Original title: Oorlogsgeheimen
German title: Große Geheimnis, Das
Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Director: Bots, Dennis
Production company: Bijker Film & TV (NL), Rinkel Film (NL)
Co-producers: Living Stone (BE), Tarantula (LU)
Age recommendation: 10 years and up

It’s 1943, but for friends Tuur and Lambert (12), the German occupation is merely inspiration for their exciting cave-war games. Then the Jewish Maartje joins their class. Tuur distances himself from Lambert when he discovers his own father is a member of the resistance, while Lambert's father is a member of the Dutch fascist party. Maartje is arrested after Lambert tells his father about her hidden pig. Lambert makes up for his betrayal by helping Tuur and his family escape to Belgium.

Marketing strategies:
The film is an adaptation of the eponymous bestseller by Jacques Vriens.

Buster Copenhagen 2014, Kristiansand 2014, TIFF Kids Toronto 2014, Cinekid Amsterdam 2014, Schlingel Chemnitz 2014 (special mention), Chicago CFF 2014 (awarded), Castellinaria Bellinzona 2014 (awarded), Gijon IFF 2014, Ale Kino! Poznan 2014, BUFF Malmö 2015, Tromsø 2015, Discovery Dundee 2016, Kristiansand 2017, Haugesund IFF 2017, Kristiansand 2018, Cinemagi Haugesund 2019

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: English

Study guide: Flemish

Some additional media: Digital filmpage (Flemish)

World sales address/es:
Sola Media (DE)

Sold to:
Jef (BE)
Plaion (DE)