Secrets of War

Category: feature / family
Director: Dennis Bots
Producer: Reinier Selen
David Bijker
Co-Producer: Donato Rotunno
Country: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Year: 2014
Length: 94'
Production Status: completed


It's 1943 in the occupied Netherlands, but for best friends Tuur and Lambert (12) the war is merely an exciting inspiration for their war games in the woods and mysterious caves. Lambert starts feeling excluded when Maartje, a fun, fearless girl, moves to a local farm and strikes up a close friendship with Tuur. Torn with jealousy, he tells his father, the Nazi-friendly mayor, about the piglet hidden at Maartje's farm, not knowing that this reveals a much more dangerous secret: she's a Jew in hiding and gets deported immediately. Lambert is determined to make up for his betrayal by helping Tuur and his family, who are uncovered as members of the resistance, escape to Belgium through the caves. But can Tuur still trust his old friend?

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