Against the background of WWII, Tuur’s trust in his best friend Lambert is tested when both boys befriend Maartje, who has a secret that endangers their lives and friendship.
Adapted from Jacques Vriens's bestselling young-adult novel (inspired by events that occurred in the author's native region of South Limburg), Secrets of War is a harrowing account of friendship and courage. Skilfully and sensitively directing a talented young cast, Dennis Bots handles the difficult subject matter with reverence. Both a gripping wartime drama and an affecting coming-of-age story, the film is a bittersweet ode to innocence lost.
Secrets of War will be presented in Dutch and German with English subtitles.
This film is recommended for ages 10 and up.
[Presence of guns, violence, smoking, strong language]