Secrets of War and Les Brigands hitting screens
by Vitor Pinto
- Two Luxembourgish co-productions are getting theatrical distribution this week
Tarantula Luxembourg co-produced Secrets of War along with the Netherlands’ Bijker Film and Rinkel Film, and Belgium’s Living Stone. Directed by Zambia-born, Holland-based Dennis Bots, the film is set against the backdrop of World War II, when the Nazis occupied the Netherlands, and explores the consequences of the conflict on the lives of 12-year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert. First discovered at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival, Secrets of War won the Children’s Prize (“Coup de Coeur des Enfants”) at the latest Luxembourg City Film Festival (read more).
Also hitting screens is Les Brigands, a modern adaptation of German playwright Friedrich von Schiller’s first drama, Die Räuber, which directors Cruchten and Hoffmann transformed into a neo-noir feature set in the high-finance world of Luxembourg. Les Brigands is a co-production between Germany’s Coin Film, France’s Novak Prod and Luxembourg’s Red Lion, which is also handling the title’s international sales.