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Rated NR · 94 minutes · 2007

Romance

"Steal a Pencil for Me" is a compelling documentary feature film about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable suffering. The film takes place in 1943. Holland is under total Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a birthday party - a 20 year old beauty from a wealthy diamond manufacturing family who instantly steals his heart. But Jack's pursuit of love will be complicated; he is poor and married to Manja, a flirtatious and mercurial spouse. When the Jews are being deported, the husband, the wife and the lover find themselves at the same concentration camp; actually living in the same barracks. When Jack's wife objects to the "girlfriend" in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which sustain them throughout the horrible circumstances of the war.

Official Site: www.stealapencil.com
Director: Michèle Ohayon
Writer: Michèle Ohayon
Producer: Michèle Ohayon
Cast: Jeroen Krabbé, Jack Polak, Ina Soep and Ellen Ten Damme

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