Torchlighters: The Corrie ten Boom Story

DVD Release: July 31, 2012
Torchlighters: The Corrie ten Boom Story


Corrie ten Boom and her family are masters of their craft; they repair broken watches and return them safely to their owners. But as the evil of World War II sweeps through their city, a new kind of “watch” comes to their care: an innocent Jewish baby, desperately needing protection from the cruelty of the new Nazi regime. How will the ten Booms keep this baby and many others out of harm’s way, and what will be the cost of serving God amidst unthinkable evils? When faith is tested, hope is tried, and love is strained, will Corrie’s God prevail? See her amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness anew through this gripping episode of The Torchlighters.

Dove Review

“The Corrie ten Boom Story” is a remarkable tale about a remarkable woman. Corrie, a Christian, helped her family shelter Jews from the Nazis by hiding them in their home. Corrie and her sister Betsy were imprisoned in a concentration camp for their actions. Later in life, Corrie wrote the famous book “The Hiding Place.” In one interesting scene in this animated feature, Corrie’s family practices turning mattresses over in case of a raid so that the mattresses won’t be found “warm.”

This animated feature chronicles Corrie’s life and how she ministered to many, yet had a few struggles with her faith when she saw those she loved taken away. Her sister tells Corrie while they are imprisoned that Corrie will be free before the end of the year. Fascinatingly, Corrie was freed on December 28, before the New Year.

This story of her tried and tested faith is inspiring and makes clear that with God there is always hope. In a scene near the end, a soldier who had been at the concentration camp with her asks Corrie to forgive him. We are pleased to present “The Corrie ten Boom Story” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus. It clearly shows the difference between the Nazis’ cruelty and God’s mercies.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: "Good for nothings"-1; "Weaklings"-1.
Violence: Brick is flung through store window; man is shoved and pushed down and blood is seen on his head; there is a statement about people being exterminated; soldiers seen taking mother and child; woman is smacked by a soldier; blood seen on man's mouth; smoke stacks of gas ovens are seen; woman is beaten with a club.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Fleas must be dealt with when Corrie is imprisoned; death and grief; soldiers are cruel to prisoners and Jews.


Company: Unknown
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 30 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter