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International Culture and Movie Salon Message Board › New Meetup: Winter in Wartime

New Meetup: Winter in Wartime

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Announcing a new Meetup for Washington International and Independent Cinema!

What: Winter in Wartime
When: Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-7273

After the movie, we'll go to a nearby restaurant.

In the wintry Dutch countryside of 1945, the wreckage of a crashed English plane is an irresistible lure to two thirteen-year-old boys from the nearby village. It’s a game of adventure when the occupying German soldiers chase Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier) and his best friend Theo (Jesse van Driel) away from the wreck, but the excitement turns scary when Michiel is caught and brought before the local Nazi commander. Drawn into the Resistance, Michiel’s boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as he is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime’s harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility. Based on the award-winning semi-autobiographical novel Oorlogswinter by Dutch author Jan Terlouw, who experienced five years under German occupation and whose vicar father was twice arrested and threatened with execution. Directed and co-written by Martin Koolhoven.



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