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During the Nazi invasion of Holland, Jewish pacifist Edwin De Vries and resistance leader Jeroen Krabbe react in different ways to the fall of Amsterdam. De Vries tries his best to peacefully coexist with the occupation forces, in hopes of helping his fellow Jews escape. Krabbe prefers the direct approach of guerrilla warfare, killing as many Nazis as possible. Though given fictionalized names, the central characters of Shadow of Victory are based on two real-life figures, theologian Friedrich Weinreb and freedom fighter Gerrit van der Veen. This film was originally distributed in the Netherlands as In de Schaduw van de Overwinning. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi