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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Smulders ...
Ada van Holland
Pleuni Touw ...
Old Ada
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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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Frank de Rooy
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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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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

Bruidsvlucht  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$54,044 (USA) (10 June 2011)

Gross:

$497,252 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Trivia

Even though the movie was not shot in the 1:2,35 (scope) format, the bottom and top were cut off in the last stage of post-production. See more »

Goofs

At Frank's funeral (an hour ten minutes into the film), Esther smokes a cigarette in her right hand. When the scene changes to a second camera, the cigarette is in her left hand; then, when the shot jumps back to the first camera, the cigarette is not only back in her right hand but held up to her mouth. See more »

Quotes

Ada: What I did is a sin. A terrible sin.
Frank: It's not. It's lovely. Really sweet.
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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #4.110 (2009) See more »

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Miracle
Written by Ilse Delance and Sacha Skarbek
Performed by Ilse Delance
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Touching and Mesmerizing!!
24 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bride Flight is an absolutely beautiful movie that serves as a window into the lives of 4 people, and the connections between them after they met and bonded on a plane to a new start in New Zealand. Its a romantic drama that takes it beyond just the romance shared between two of the characters and makes it about the relationships these four people have with each other throughout their lives. It goes beyond a love story and makes it a story about life, the relationships we have with the people around us, the choices we make, and the regrets and satisfactions that come from those choices after we've lived out our lives and reached old age. I'm not really into chick flick love stories, but the fact that it is more about life in general and the outcomes from our choices made the movie a lot more relevant to me. The four principle characters are absolutely fantastic! Their acting is superb and each one of them makes you fall in love with them in their own unique way. The ending is emotionally touching as the three women look back at the man that changed all their lives in a way they never thought possible, and ride away together reminiscing on the lives they've lived, and their relationships together. It's absolutely touching and beautiful!


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