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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Winter in Wartime’

Set in World War II, movie is Dutch entry for Oscars

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired "Winter in Wartime" from High Point Films, the studio announced Monday. The deal was negotiated by Dylan Leiner, Song Pictures Classics’ executive vice president of acquisitions, and Elisar Cabera, High Point’s Director of theatrical sales and marketing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Set near the end of World War II, "Winter in Wartime" centers on a teenager who becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. The story is based on a popular young adult novel by Jan Terlouw. The movie is the Dutch entry for the 2010 Academy Awards and is on the Best Foreign Language Film shortlist.

“We are proud that a renowned company as Sony Classics has given their trust to our film and I hope that the American audience will embrace ‘Winter in Wartime,’ as much as the Dutch did,” Els Vandevorst, the film’s producer, said in a statement.