Secrets of War
Directed by Dennis Bots
Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. Then a new girls from the city shows up, befriending the boys but telling her secret to only one of them. A choice that separates the boys and ultimately gets her in trouble.
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★★★★★ review by Guido Arteaga on Letterboxd
I haven't watched a movie worth the effort of writing a review for in a while. This movie sure changed that. With so many WWII stories on film, I was reluctant to watch yet one more; but this one proved to be different. The unspeakable treatment of humans by Nazi criminals, as viewed from a child's perspective, is flawlessly executed in this film. This movie relates a horrific chapter in the history of man in such a subtle way that it is suitable for audiences of all ages. Goes without saying that I wholeheartedly recommend it.
★★★★ review by Becca on Letterboxd
I am a sucker for movies about kid friendships.
★★★★★ review by Freija Leijnen on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by Sarah Hart on Letterboxd
Stumbled across this film while flipping through Netflix and decided to give it a shot. By the end discovered that it was incredibly moving and an extremely powerful movie. There is so much to love about this film that manages to present itself in significantly under 2 hours.
★★★★★ review by Marcia on Letterboxd
Sad yet beautiful.
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