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Winter in Wartime

Original title: Oorlogswinter
German title: Mein Kriegswinter
Netherlands, Belgium, 2008

Director: Koolhoven, Martin
Production company: Isabella Films, Fu Works
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

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.

The Dutch feature film Winter in Wartime, based on the best seller and much awarded novel 'Winter in Wartime' ('Oorlogswinter'), by former politician Jan Terlouw and directed by Martin Koolhoven, will be the submission from the Netherlands for the Academy Award category “Best Foreign Language Film”.

Marketing strategies:
It has been a major box office hit in Holland, where it attracted 50,000 spectators during its opening weekend.

Rome int. Film Festival 2009 (awarded), Pusan 2009, Cinekid Amsterdam 2009, Olympia Pyrgos 2009 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2010, Sprockets Toronto 2010, Kristiansand 2010, Vilnius 2010

Website: www.oorlogswinterdefilm.nl

World sales address/es:
Highpoint (GB)

Sold to:
Atlas Film GmbH (DE)