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Sony buys 'Winter in Wartime' for U.S. theatres

Tells story of Dutch resistance

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NEW YORK - Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S. rights to the Dutch film, Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter). The film, which is based on a children’s book by former Dutch politician Jan Terlouw, is directed by Martin Koolhoven.

Hugely successful in the Netherlands, the critically acclaimed Winter in Wartime is the Dutch entry for the 2010 Academy Awards and is on the Best Foreign Language Film shortlist. Winter in Wartime takes a fresh look at Dutch resistance from the perspective of a 13 year old child. This film is the kind of emotionally engaging drama that has consistently achieved success with American audiences.

A movie critic observed that “Koolhoven delivers an explosive start to whet the appetite for the action to come… action that enhances the story, rather than titillating body-count purposes.”

No U.S. release date has been announced yet.