Martijn Lakemeier is the youngest winner of a Golden Calf Award for Best Actor to date. He received the prestigious Dutch film award for his leading role and acting debut in the film WINTER IN WARTIME (2008). This film was on the Academy Award Shortlist for best Foreign Film 2010. For the same role, Martijn wins the Dutch public's choice award, The Rembrandt Award for Best Actor.
Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel comes of age and learns of the stark difference between adventure fantasy and the ugly realities of war.