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Direct Dutch Filmclub ft. Oorlogswinter

Four times a year Direct Dutch Institute and The Hague Public Library organise the Direct Dutch Filmclub. During the Direct Dutch Filmclub we’ll watch a Dutch movie in two parts. Before, in the middle and after the movie we take about 30 minutes to talk about the movie. The group is divided into little groups to answer questions about the movie. All questions and conversations are in (simple) Dutch. No English allowed! Nothing scary about that, since you are surrounded by other people who want to learn to speak Dutch.

Participating in the Direct Dutch Filmclub is free, including the coffee, tea and popcorn. You have to make reservations (see details below), there are limited places available!


During the Upcoming filmclub, on Sunday 13 april, we will be watching Oorlogswinter, a movie by Martin Koolhoven based on the famous Dutch book by Jan Terlouw (1972). Oorlogswinter is about a 15 year old boy, Michiel, who is forced to become an adult in the Dutch famine of 1944 (the last winter of World War II). His uncle Ben is part of the Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation. Michiel wants to beinvolved too, but his uncle tells him to stay out of it. One day his friend asks him to help an English soldier, who’s wounded and hidden in the woods. Before he knows it, Michiel is in a lot of trouble with no one to turn to.

What: Direct Dutch Filmclub ft. Dutch movie Oorlogswinter
Where: Central Library The Hague (Spui 68, The Hague)
When: Sunday 13 April from 13:00 tot 16:30 hrs
Interested? Send an email to to make free reservations! Limited places available!

Watch the trailer of Oorlogswinter: