Excerpt: I have no information on other releases but this one has no English subtitles for anything spoken in English. As the Dutch boy has a very heavy accent and the British pilot mumbles I was unable to understand half of what they said! How stupid as this otherwise is a good transfer.
Excerpt: Equipment used for review: Sharp LC-46SB57UN 46" 120Hz 1080p LCD (24fps), Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Receiver, Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1, & LG BH200 Super Blu Cast/Crew Info: Martijn Lakemeier as Michiel Yorick van Wageningen as Oom Ben Jamie Campbell Bower as Jack Raymond Thiry as Johan Melody Klaver as Erica Anneke Blok as Lia Mees Peijnenburg as Dirk Jesse van Driel as Theo Dan van Husen as Auer Directed by Martin Koolhoven My take: (the breakdown) I typically enjoy World War II...
"THEY FOUND A DEAD SOLDIER. NOW THEY WANT THE CULPRIT."
8 August 2010
Excerpt: I agree as always with the review of Dr Svet this is an excellent WW2 drama about a young dutch boy who befreinds and takes care of a fallen British RAF soldier while his small village is a under Nazi occupation. It's a story of courage, sacrfice and the horrors of war many families lived through in Europe during that period. The cinematography looks wonderful in high def and the transfer has a lovely darkish and somber color palette. Highly Recommended!!
Conclusion: Set in the bleak, featureless landscape of Holland in the waning days of the Nazi occupation, this tells of a young boy who chances upon a downed RAF pilot and tries to help him escape. It has its moments of drama but is slightly hampered by a young lead who is hard to empathise with and a pilot who's even more so. It certainly looks the part with its wintry snowscapes but ultimately we come away feeling as cold as the characters clearly do.
Summary: This has got to be one of the most amazing stories told of the war, this film has to be seen by everyone who enjoys war films, not to much action and shows one persons true passion to save and protect what his heart tells him to follow. If you loved or even enjoyed saving private ryan then this is a must see film.
Summary: While a little one-dimensional this is, nonetheless, a satisfying movie which captures its period very well (one of our members is a 70-year-old Dutchman who was living in Holland at the time this movie is set). Some great acting and stunning winter scenery flesh the movie out.