Movie Review

The Hiding Place

Reviewed by: Dale and Karen Mason
STAFF WRITERS

Excellent!
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Jr. High - Adult
Genre:
Docu-drama
Length:
145 min.
Relevant Issues

sin, depravity and the fall of man

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

Does God feel our pain? Answer

ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

This intense story is a superbly produced drama about the lives, sufferings, and triumphant joys of the ten Boom family. Imprisoned in Nazi Germany’s Ravensbrook concentration camp for helping to save the lives of Jews by harboring them in their Holland home, Corrie ten Boom and her sister, Betsie, suffer inhuman treatment at the hands of Nazi prison guards. The love between the two sisters and toward their God deepens as their trials intensify.

Although “The Hiding Place” contains some brief scenes of violence and almost indiscernible cursing, it is extremely valuable and highly recommended. There is something very special and sobering about watching a show like this, always knowing that both the terrible sufferings and the triumphant joys were real. Try to provide an atmosphere as free from potential interruptions as possible. Doing so will greatly enhance this inspiring and timeless story.

Year of Release—1975