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Bride Flight (2008)

R | | Drama | 10 June 2011 (USA)
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A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Smulders ...
Pleuni Touw ...
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Esther Cahn
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Old Esther
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Marjorie Mullin
Petra Laseur ...
Old Marjorie
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Micha Hulshof ...
Derk Visser
Mattijn Hartemink ...
Hans Doorman
Walter Bart ...
Leon
Hans Man in 't Veld ...
Vicar
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Old Mosie
Rob Mokaraka ...
Mosie
Mykola Allen ...
Bobby Doorman
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1953, a flood adding to the aftermath of World War II swells the numbers of Dutch emigrants. On a KLM flight to New Zealand, part of a race from London, Frank, who lost his family and colonial estate in the Japanese occupation and Indonesian civil war of Independence, meets some virtual mail order brides. Ada van Holland becomes his lover before confessing she's already married by proxy to gloomy Calvinist Derk. Jewish concentration camp survivor Esther dodges her engagement for a fashion career and discretely has her boy Bobby adopted by infertile Marjorie, who did everything else right with husband Hans. Over the years, some of their paths cross again, all survivors meet at Frank's funeral. Written by KGF Vissers

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A forbidden love. An impossible choice. A secret past.

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Rated R for a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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$54,044 (USA) (12 June 2011)

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$497,252 (USA) (23 October 2011)
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Trivia

Rutger Hauer's first role in a Dutch full-length motion picture after 28 years. See more »

Goofs

When Ada holds her baby daughter, her head is covered during most shots, but during the opposing shots when she sneezes and when Derk takes her, her head is suddenly bare. See more »

Quotes

Esther: Marjorie, you coward.
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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.9 (2009) See more »

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Miracle
Written by Ilse Delance and Sacha Skarbek
Performed by Ilse Delance
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Great acting in great cinema
19 October 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer of this movie several times and I just hated it. Bombastic overpowering music that overloaded my senses and gave the impression of an average movie. The complete movie is totally different and I loved every minute of it (all 130). The acting is subtle and strong and New Zealand provides a beautiful background for some amazing shots. The story has real power and all twists and turns feel very natural. You get a real good feel about all the characters involved and their motivations. They all evolve together to the end of the movie. Special mention for me are two of the main characters, Frank and Ada. The (erotic) tension between these actors is one of the most intense I've ever seen in cinema. If you like well told drama with great acting this is the movie for you. Forget the trailer, go to see the real thing!


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