The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

DVD - 2006
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Based on the true story of Corrie ten Boom and the efforts she and her sister made to save Jews during World War II. Their faith helped them survive the Nazi prison camp.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.53492 Ten 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (146 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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MichelleinBallard
Nov 24, 2015

As represented in the film, the antiquated and ill-informed philo-Judaic theology of Corrie ten Boom and her father was revolting. It implied that Jews should have been saved from Nazi internment not merely because they were human beings entitled to life, liberty, and dignity. Rather, it made the--for Christians--specious argument that Jews were to be aided because they are ostensibly "the apple of God's eye".

The New Testament makes it clear that God loves us all equally. John 3:16 tells us that "God so loved the world ..." Jesus taught us to love God and to love our neighbors. And he taught us who our neighbor was (see Luke 10:25-37; hint: It wasn't who people typically thought of as "the apple of God's eye"). And Paul tells us repeatedly that when it comes to our standing with God, distinctions between people are invalid (see Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

This film did bring one important question to mind though. One wonders how philo-Judaic Christians such as the ten Booms treated others in need--such as the Romani people (aka Gypsies), Jehovah's Witnesses, and other neighbors who fell victim to the Third Reich--whom they did not consider to be "the apple of God's eye".

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alicat1
Jul 28, 2015

In addition to the movie, there is an excellent documentary featuring interviews with Corrie.

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justymyappy
Mar 31, 2014

It's a really sad mowvie

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NanaPat
May 30, 2011

Unfortunatly I read the book first. Because of this I found the beginning of the movie disjointed and missing a lot of back story. However, it was because I read the book first that I continued to watch through the first 40 mins.It actually turned out to be a good movie. I question the fact that it was 145 mins long and still missed so much of what seemed as relevant to Corrie ten Boom 's story as the time suffered in Ravenhurst . Most of the performances were quite good ; even without more detailed character information.

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email_becs
Jul 04, 2010

This is an exceptional movie. You can feel the pain, the anguish, the faith of Corrie and Betsie. Anyone who has read the book will love the DVD (and vice versa).

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NanaPat
May 30, 2011

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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email_becs
Jul 05, 2010

email_becs thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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NanaPat
May 30, 2011

With the Nazi invasion of Holland, the ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families. When they are arrested because of this and imprisoned in concentration camps , they're left with nothing to cling to but their faith.There are several worthwhile bonus features on the second disc.

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NanaPat
May 30, 2011

Violence: Graphic emotional / psychological and physical violence .

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NanaPat
May 29, 2011

There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper .

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