Ok not happy with the handbrake/x264, has some artifacts,
but for some reason Mediacoder/Mencoder kept crashing on the (9Gb) sourcefile.
Atleast the audio seems pretty in sync. and... for a change a 6 channel AAC surround!
For this filesize a good watch anyway! NB: need about a 2GHz PC
great movie, moving topic and well done!
Writing app. Handbrake & mkvmerge
File size 1.66 GiB
PlayTime 1h 54mn
Bit rate 2074 Kbps
VideoCodec MPEG-4 AVC= h264
Resolution 1920 x 816 pixels
Aspect ratio 2.35
Frame rate 24.000 fps
Language Dutch/English & some Swahili
AudioCodec AAC LC-SBR
(AAC Low Complexity with Spectral Band Replication)
Channel(s) 6 channels
Sampling rate 48 KHz
Language Dutch & English
Text #0 English UTF-8 Plain Text
Text #1 Dutch UTF-8 Plain Text
Text #2 Dutch VobSub (The same subtitle format used on DVDs)
Text #3 English VobSub (The same subtitle format used on DVDs)
Text #4 Chinese Simplified VobSub
Text #5 Chinese Traditional VobSub
Personally, I'm Dutch, and went to watch this movie WITHOUT knowing Marco Borsato is the main actor,
and thought it was great and realistic (backpacked 1 year in Africa, mostly stayed with locals)
Because I live in China, and never owned an album by Marco Borsato (though I know and like his music!)
so did not recognize his face! Only later a dutch friend told me the main actor is... him.
In my eyes he played a magnificent role as a simple person, improvising to try do something about a war that affects his life, family and son. Some say the book (it's based on) is an unrealistic story...
but I think the movie IS realistic, and the massacre at the church really did happen.
I loved the movie, as I think these things (war, and escpecially those involving children) deserve our attention.
When kosovo happened, we in Europe all conveniently pretended it was happening far from home, but it's not.
War is terrible, and the people behind it should get locked up ASAP.
7 out of 18 people found the following comment useful :-
Marco owns people, 1 January 2009
9/10 Author: Sebastiaan van Dorst from Netherlands
This is one of the most underestimated movies i have ever seen, people go to this movie prejudged as hell! No matter what Marco would have done they would all voted an 1 anyway, they don't recognize acting skills when they see it.. Marco Borsato did a good job in this movie, it was his first movie even!
This movie is really worth going to, a Must-see and everyone of these lame people who voted a 1 and saying that this movie failed, they fell in Marco Borsatos trap! Haha, Marco Borsato used his popularity to get people to go see this movie and FOCUS those people's attention on the whole of children soldier subject, and when you look at this movie you will get focused on that subject trust me!
So all the people who say this movie didn't work and went to it to watch it! The movie surely worked on them! They went there, not cause it would gonna be a great movie, not cause the subject attracts them BUT BECAUSE MARCO BORSATO PLAYED IN IT! they totally fell in the "attract-attention-from-people-trap" and Marco even made this a good movie,
double win for Marco! 2-0
14 out of 32 people found the following comment useful :-
Dutch singer starts acting for a good cause, 9 December 2008
8/10 Author: imdb-21347 from Netherlands
"White Light" is the story of a cook (Eduard Zuiderwijk played by Marco Borsato) in South Africa who wants to find the child of one of his employees. The child (Abu) was abducted to become a child soldier. The story shows the impact of such experiences to the children.
There is a lot to do about this movie since the popular Dutch singer Marco Borsato had no acting experience. He uses his popularity to support the WarChild foundation. This movie gets you right in the middle of what WarChild is all about. Marco is a typical 'feel good' guy with 'feel good' music. Don't expect a 'feel good' movie though. Reality will hit you hard in the face.
Accept the fact that Marco is a rookie actor and within the first 15 minutes you will enjoy one of the better Dutch movies ever made.