DVD Return to the Hiding Place

DVD Return to the Hiding Place
DVD Return to the Hiding Place

Run time: 102 min
Rating: 4.7
Genres: Drama | History | Thriller
Director: Peter C. Spencer, Josiah Spencer
Writers: Bart Gavigan, Peter C. Spencer
Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Mimi Sagadin, Craig Robert Young
Dutch Resistance fighter Hans Poley in World War II, found refuge at Corrie ten Boom’s house. Hans defies the new Nazi commandant and escapes with his life. He takes refuge in Corrie ten Boom’s house, which is crowded with Jewish refugees and becomes part of her teen age army. Hans gets a false identity and joins the Dutch Resistance. As the Nazis commit atrocity after atrocity, the danger for Hans and his new compatriots increases tenfold. Written by RHP Team
Country: USA
Release Date: 23 May 2014 (USA)


  1. I highly recommend this to everyone, especially for our youth to partake and see the supreme true story example, of what it is to stand for something for a vastly larger purpose beyond themselves.

    Corrie ten Boom's story is one in a million. Nearly every life that has been touched by the 1975, "The Hiding Place" and it's stunning reality of the message of forgiveness worked into the framework of the plot of her rare and untouchable example, causes the viewer to thirst for more information on this dreaded and difficult time in history of WWII.

    When I learned that Return to the Hiding Place, sequel to her story, was to be released, it was a delight to know that more of the story was to be revealed concerning the underground work of Holocaust and the resistance to the German Occupation.

    To see the details of work of her "youth army" led by Hans Poley and Piet Hartog , young and brave men they were, gives this film a position that would challenge any youth of today to question their own maturity level, compelling a natural introspection to do something for a greater purpose and cause. Only a masterfully executed direction and production by the Spencer Team could pull this off in this beautiful and rich example of what few may know took place with the younger generation of the 1940s.

    With the reality of Human Trafficking and Bullying that Hitler was notorious for inciting, no one can argue with ANY merit that this work in time wouldn't touch the viewer and place into the mind a self evaluation, for a life impacting "take away".

    Dr. Spencer worked DIRECTLY with Hans Poley and heard the story first hand, working diligently to preserve the miraculous details of the truth of what actually took place.

    Nothing can quite measure against the passion behind "why" this film was created, and completed for an eternal purpose. Acting, location shots, editing, and final product are par exellence.

  2. This movie was previously released in an unapproved edition. The new movie has new scenes and has deleted some unnecessary scenes and subplots, with new editing.

    The U.S. version is being released later this year and is very good. IMDb should do a separate page on the U.S. version, but they have been unresponsive to this, which is very strange. People should see the reportedly much improved U.S. version before dissing the movie, and the ratings should be re-set for the U.S. opening, which will then be sent around the world.

    RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE is superbly written. There are several fascinating subplots that move the story forward. There are several romances that break your heart. Within the strong plot structure, the movie highlights true story after true story of people willing to sacrifice their lives for others, even those who don't like them. The direction, cinematography, and music are excellent.

  3. This movie is based on true events in the Netherlands during World War II. What I enjoyed the most about the movie is that Non-Jews showed empathy towards Jews. The Dutch students were prepared to go the extra mile to fight for freedom and equality also taking into consideration their impending fate if they were caught as in the case of Piet one of the heroes of this movie. The Story starts out when all the Jewish professors are expelled from the local University. Hans one of the future Resistance leaders is asked to sign a pact with the Nazis and in exchange his father who was dismissed would be re-employed by the Nazis. He rather opts to help the underground resistance movement where he meets Piet the leader of the student resistance.

  4. I had the privilege of seeing the Return to the Hiding Place and I believe this to be an outstanding film that should be seen by all. The film accurately shows what can happen when young people set their minds to meet and get involved in the challenge of rescuing innocent people who desperately needed help in a terrible time of war. With as much evidence that has been available to society about the horrors of the second world war, there are those who simply choose to ignore the evidence that has been available for some time now or, are just not informed by the right sources. I do hope that those individuals will come to realize that this really did happen and not just some story someone decided to write about in an effort to shock the viewer. Unfortunately, there are still horrors being subjected to many helpless individuals around the world even as you read this. What a wonderful world it would be if mankind would only practice the simple laws laid down by our Creator. It must start with LOVE for one another and OBEDIENCE to our MASTER in Heaven.

    To say thank to the film makers for bringing us this wonderful piece of work to us somehow seems inadequate but, it does come from my humble heart. Thank You And God Bless!

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