Sonny Boy Premiere
Director: Maria Peter
2011, Netherlands, 130 minutes
Dutch with subtitles
An epic film spanning the late 1920s through the end of WWII, Sonny Boy, tells the tale of a black immigrant from Surinam, his love affair with an older Dutch woman, and their clandestine assistance to Jews as the Nazis close in. In addition to lush cinematography and first-rate acting, all the big themes are present including racism, love, fidelity, revenge and betrayal in this moving story based on a Dutch best-seller by Annejet van der Zijl.
Netherlands submission to the Academy Awards for 2012 Best Foreign Language Film.
Supported in part by the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University.