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  • The Hiding Place

    The Hiding Place

    ★★★½

    This is the true story of Corrie ten Boom, holocaust surivor. World War II enters Holland by the German invasion, the Germans entered Haarlem. Watchmaker Ten Boom lives in this city with his two unmarried daughters: Corrie and Betsie. Despite his high age, he refuses to watch passively when the Jews are persecuted by the Germans. Their house becomes a hiding place for Jewish people. But then they are betrayed, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. From that moment…

  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    ★★★★

    I remember watching this in a cinema and leaving it with quite a big smile. There's something wrong in the neighborhood shortly after a new family moved in and those four guys aren't around. Tom Hanks, needing a good rest, and a couple of worried citizens with way too much time off to think are. After a neighbor disappears, they decide to find out what happened and if the new neighbors are involved.

    Splendid play from Tom Hanks as the…

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  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    Once upon a time when I was fourteen going on fifteen, my dad took me to Antwerp, Belgium. It took us 2.5 hours to get there. We visited Antwerp before. but my mum was always there as well. This time, it was a guy's trip. I hoped we went to visit the Zoo again, but instead we walked to an old cinema with just one room. The cinema is gone by now, but the memory is still alive: it was…

  • Black Book

    Black Book

    ★★★★

    Paul Verhoeven grew up during the Second World War in The Hague, which was bombed on 3 March 1945. "I will not be able to release myself from the war," Verhoeven said in 2008 to Elsevier Magazine about the influence of the war on his later life and films, in which violence regularly predominates. "As a child I saw the bombing, dead people lying on the street. These are penetrating memories. That determines your world view. It is therefore no…