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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 ...
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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10 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruidsvlucht  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$497,252 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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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 »

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When Esther gives Bobby the menorah and latkes, she tells him the story of her family in Dutch while holding him tight and sobbing. A moment later when Marjory walks into the room and Esther stands up, her cheeks are completely dry. See more »

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Frank: Can we look in on him quickly?
Marjorie: No, he can't have any strangers around his bed.
Frank: But I'm not a stranger.
Marjorie: Just his mother and father.
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Performed by Ilse Delance
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Great drama, very realistically 'translated' into an entertaining movie
7 December 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Especially at the beginning you have to pay good attention (at least I had to), to be able to keep track of the rest of the movie. But it was a great story, beautifully put together in an epic drama that deserves many viewers, perhaps even outside of The Netherlands. I presume it must be difficult to continuously switch between the different years that form part of this movie, therefore my compliments to the editor because he managed to do a really great job successfully. In addition the New Zealand scenery adds beautiful pictures and seamlessly fits into the overall story.

Although all characters, at the end of this movie, assemble for a sad occasion, the audience's feeling at the end of the movie is not of sadness but of joy because the film tells a story of how one can turn sad decisions in one's life into good things for the future.


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