Winter in Wartime
When Michiel (13) becomes involved in the Resistance in the last winter of the Second World War, he learns that good and evil are close together. Michiel grows up and loses his innocence.
After ‘South’ (2004), ‘Winter in Wartime’ is the second film of Martin Koolhoven at Isabella Films. The story is based on the beautiful novel by Jan Terlouw, that has been read by several generations of teenagers in the Netherlands. Even more than 50 years later, the story lets us feel the gruesome, but also adventurous aspect of growing up under the circumstances of war.
Koolhoven has decided to break with the traditional way of portraying the Second World War. In ‘Winter in Wartime’ we are going to be on the skin of the thirteen-year-old Michiel and are going to experience all the action and choices he has to make.
Estimated release: December 2008
Year of release
Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Melody Klaver, Raymond Thiry, Anneke Blok
Mieke de Jong,Paul-Jan Nelissen,Martin Koolhoven
Director(s) of Photography
Guido van Gennep N.S.C.
Job ter Burg
NL: Fu Works, Max Broadcasting. Belgium: Prime Time
Dutch Filmfund, Suppletion Fund, Flemish Filmfund, CoBofund, Eurimages, VTM Broadcasting