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Antonia's Line (1995)

Antonia (original title)
A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

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Els Dottermans ...
Dora van der Groen ...
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Veerle van Overloop ...
Thérèse
Esther Vriesendorp ...
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Thérèse (6)
Thyrza Ravesteijn ...
Sarah
Mil Seghers ...
Kromme Vinger (Crooked Finger)
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Simon
Marina de Graaf ...
Deedee
Jan Steen ...
Lippen Willem (Loony Lips)
Catherine ten Bruggencate ...
Malle Madonna (Mad Madonna)
Paul Kooij ...
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In an anonymous Dutch village, a sturdy, strong-willed matriarch looks back upon her life, the generations of family and friends gathered around her table, and ponders the cyclical nature of time. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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A motion picture that celebrates everything you love about life.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, and for some violence, including a rape scene | See all certifications »

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2 February 1996 (USA)  »

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£1,500,000 (estimated)

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$4,823,217
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1.85 : 1
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Verteller: The proverb is wrong. Time does not heal all wounds. It merely softens the pain and blurs the memories.
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My Blue Heaven
Written by George Whiting and Walter Donaldson
Performed by Dora van der Groen and Centrum Nieuwe Koormuziek
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Great film
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I found Antonia's Line to be a wonderful expression of what is endearing and enduring in the human spirit. It was a truly lovely story, clever character development, warmly delivered. I can understand how some may not understand or enjoy this film. It flies in the face of convention, but that is its beauty. Some would fear the freedoms this film demonstrates.

Love and acceptance abound, in a timeless manor. I like the way it offered a different definition of family, one where diversity is an asset, guarded by respect.

This is one of the greatest stories to come across the screen.


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