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Netherlands enlists "Silent Army" for Oscar

COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - The Netherlands has picked Jean van der Velde's child soldier drama "The Silent Army" as its official entry for the 2010 foreign-language Oscar race.

Based on real-life events, the film follows young Ugandan boy Abu, who is kidnapped by rebels and forced to fight in the country's civil war. After he disappears, the father of one of his friends, a Dutch expatriate, decides to track him down and bring him back.

"The Silent Army" premiered in the Cannes festival's Un Certain Regard sidebar this year.

The nominees for the 2010 Academy Awards will be announced February 2. The 82nd Oscars are scheduled for March 7.

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