The first is actually an English film from 1941 called One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing. It's about an RAF crew that is smuggled out of the Netherlands thanks to the efforts of the Dutch Underground. A note at the beginning of the movie tells us:
Produced with the full co-operation of the Royal Air Force and the Air Ministry and, above all, of the Royal Netherlands Government, London.The next two are in Dutch with English subtitles. The first is the Paul Verhoeven film Black Book. The dvd case reads:
In the darkest days of World War II, Jewish fugitives attempt to escape occupied Holland--only to face a Nazi ambush. Rachel Stein alone survives the attack and joins the Dutch Resistance to avenge her family. She soon confronts the ultimate test: she must infiltrate German headquarters by tempting Captain Ludwig Muentze. In the heat of passion, he uncovers her duplicity...but keeps her secret. Then Rachel's espionage reveals that a murderous traitor lurks within Resistance rangks. Unable to fully trust anyone, Rachel navigates a minefield of deception and becomes an enemy to both sides. Epic, passionate, and breathtaking, Black Book relates an untold story of World War II where the distinctions between good and evil become blurred by the complexities of human nature.The opening of the film tells us the story is "inspired by true events".
The third movie I bought just yesterday on blu-ray, the 2008 movie Winter In Wartime. The case tells us it's the winner of the 2009 Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival, as well as the plot:
Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen-year-old Michiel is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime's harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility.All three of these films tell eternal stories of heroism in the face of the darkest evil. The latter two show humanity in individual Germans, the duality creating conflict for the viewer.
These are great stories.
Update: You know what I find interesting about listening to spoken Dutch? It sounds to me like pidgin German.