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The film marks a return to Dutch cinema after more than a decade for Hauer, who splits time between Hollywood and the Netherlands.
The 6.4 million euro ($9.52 million) feature is produced by Amsterdam-based IdtV Film BV and Samsa Film Luxembourg. The production, being shot in New Zealand, deals with the story of three women who meet a mysterious man during the historic bridal flight between London and New Zealand in 1953.
Bride Flight was the name given by the media to a KLM flight that carried 40 Dutch immigrants to New Zealand to join their fiances there. »
AMSTERDAM -- The children's adventure Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek (Crusade in Jeans), directed by Ben Sombogaart -- nominated for an Oscar for Twin Sisters -- has nabbed the major award of the 27th edition of the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. The jury, headed by helmer Paula van der Oest, gave the production from Kasander Film Co. the Golden Calf for best feature film.
Most awards, however, went to the family-drama Tussenstand (Half Time), directed by Mijke de Jong. The film won best screenplay, best sound and best actress for Elsie de Brauw. Tussenstand, which received its world premiere this summer at the Locarno Film Festival, also received the Dutch Critics' Award.
Peter Greenaway received best screenplay for Nightwatching, a conspiracy-theory investigation involving Rembrandt's painting, The Night Watch. The film, also produced by Kasander Film Company, additionally won the Golden Calf for best production design. The best actor award went to Marcel Hensema for playing the manager of Dutch rock legend Herman Brood in the biopic Wild Romance.
Rutger Hauer was one of the Dutch stars who handed out the prizes during the closing ceremony. »
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