The story of a romantic relationship between a grown-up and a child. Set in the Netherlands near the end of WWII, the film is a flashback recalling an adolescent relationship between Jeroen and a Canadian soldier. A difficult subject handled with style and feeling.
Fantastic film.Shows EXACTLY what boys of that age go through,the feelings of puberty.All boys feel some kind of feeling for someone of the same sex at that age,even if they are not prepared to admit it.This film dealt with this issue like it is.It showed how some boys never forget their first feeling of “love” and some move on.The boy in the film never forgot his and lived with it all his life.It is an outrage that Walt,the object of the young boys feelings in the film,was seen as some kind of “peado”.He never encouraged the relationship as the boy,Jerome, later admits in the book he wrote many years later on which the film is based.This film had all the right emotions for that time.1945.The soldier away from home in a strange land meeting the boy going through puberty.A lovely,lovely film and very well acted and directed.
Director: Roeland Kerbosch
Writers: Don Bloch, Rudi van Dantzig (novel)
Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé
Language: Dutch | German | English | Eastern Frisian
Release Date: 22 May 1992 (Netherlands)
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 3.63 GiB
Duration : 1 h 29 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 5 805 kb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2017-04-26 07:53:54