Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Secrets of War

Year: 2014
Run Time: 95 minutes

Secrets of War
Secrets of War
Secrets of War
Secrets of War

SECRETS OF WAR is one of the finest youth films made in recent years. Tuur and Lambert are 12 and live in a Dutch village. It’s the summer of 1943, and the boys play childish games, chasing each other and venturing into forbidden caves. There are rumors of a Resistance group in the village, and Lambert’s dad wants him to join the young Nazi group. One day a new girl comes to school; she’s called Maartje and dreams of being in the Olympics. Suddenly the village has many secrets. There are mysterious happenings at night; people are taken away, and the pastor is arrested. Tuur doesn’t understand. Why don’t the adults explain? What’s in the big trains that pass through the village? Why is Maartje hiding something in the hay loft? Thanks to the extraordinary talents of its young cast, SECRETS OF WAR provides a wrenching look at friendship and betrayal during wartime. (In Dutch and German with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:55 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:15 PM -
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Family Films
Jewish and Israeli Visions

Dennis Bots

Dennis Bots was born in Kitwe, Zambia. He was raised in Gemert, the Netherlands, and graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy (NFTVA) in Amsterdam in 1996. Bots has directed many TV series and children's films.

"Zoop in Afrika" (2005), "Plop en de pinguin" (2007), "Anubis: Het pad der 7 zonden" (2008), "Cool Kids Don't Cry" (2012), SECRETS OF WAR (2014)

David-Jan Bijker, Reinier Selen, Harro van Staverden

Karin van Holst Pellekaan

Rolf Dekens

Peter Alderliesten

Principal Cast
Maas Bronkhuyzen, Joes Brauers, Pippa Allen

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