Netherlands switches Oscar submission to ‘Wartime’

Posted by · 3:59 am · October 15th, 2009

Thanks to regular reader Jonathan for alerting us yesterday to the news that the Dutch have backtracked on their Best Foreign Language Film award, after their first selection, “The Silent Army,” was disqualified by the Academy. Martin Koolhoven’s well-regarded Second World War drama “Winter in Wartime” will compete in its place. “The Silent Army” was […]

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Netherlands, Kazakhstan enter Oscar ponies

Posted by · 5:37 pm · September 1st, 2009

Thanks to regular commenter Jonathan for alerting us to the news that The Netherlands has selected Jean van de Velde’s “The Silent Army” as their entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race. The film, which played in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes this year, is set in East Africa, and follows the […]

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