A deeply moving coming-of-age film set in Nazi-occupied Holland. The friendship between 12 year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert is challenged when Maartje, a Jewish girl in hiding, joins their class and confides only in Tuur – who has just found out his father is a member of the resistance; while Lambert’s father is a Nazi collaborator… feeling excluded, Lambert tells a seemingly harmless secret…
Based on the book Oorlogsgeheimen, by Jacques Vriens.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Awards and festivals
Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
Chicago International Children’s Film festival: Winner