Summary: Martin Koolhoven's 'Winter in Wartime' is an emotional coming-of-age tale set during the last winter of World War II. It's a touching and tragic film about a boy learning the complexities of bravery and courage, ones which challenge his previous heroic fantasies.
Conclusion: Winter in Wartime is a high quality motion picture that transcends its setting and surrounding elements and creates a universal picture about the loss of innocence but the need to retain it in a world turned upside down.
Conclusion: What a wonderful film! Holland has a true star in Martijn Lakemeier, and I cannot wait to see where he goes from here. The Blu-ray disc herein reviewed, courtesy of British distributors Kaleidoscope Entertainment, looks and sounds excellent. It is also Region-Free.