Conclusion: 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: This tale of trust, betrayal and survival is high on tension and it really does make an excellent companion piece to other films set in the Netherlands in World War II. With the Allies ever closer and liberation just weeks away it was truly their darkest hour. Recommended viewing. Product Details
Summary: There has recently been a steady influx of movies from Europe dealing with Nazi occupation during World War II. Whilst the majority have focused on national mythmaking and regional heroes, Winter in Wartime is more focussed on creating an exciting story. For this reason, it’s the pick of the bunch.