Oorlogswinter plays during the winter of 1944-1945 and ends with the liberation of the north of the Netherlands in May 1945. The protagonist is a 15-year old boy who has to deal with difficult choices imposed upon him when he more or less by accident saves a downed British pilot from capture by the Germans. This act entails grave risks for his family and other innocent civilians, betrayal looms, but not everything is always what it seems. It is only after the liberation that all pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Oorlogswinter - Aart Staartjes - Netflix
Aart Staartjes (born 1 March 1938) is a Dutch actor, director, television presenter and documentary maker from Amsterdam. He is well known for his role on Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of Sesame Street. On this show, his character's name is Meneer Aart (Mr. Aart) and in this persona he authored a book called Meneer Aart: Leven en werken van de man die geen kindervriend wil heten (Mr. Aart: Life and work of the man who does not want to be named a friend to children). Staartjes used to present the annual arrival of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands. As of 2005, he retired from this job.
Oorlogswinter - Filmography (selection) - Netflix
De Fabeltjeskrant (TV series), as Rocus de Vrije Vogel De Stratemakeropzeeshow (TV series), starring as Stratemaker op zee, abbreviated “Straat” J.J. de Bom, voorheen de Kindervriend Oorlogswinter (Winter in Wartime) (1975 TV Mini-Series), Director Het Klokhuis (TV series), among others as Fetze Alsvanouds Pinkeltje (film) (1978 film), starring as Pinkeltje (Fingerling) De Film van Ome Willem Waltz
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