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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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10 June 2011 (USA)  »

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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

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

Goofs

When Frank and Ada pick up Bobby for the outing to the hot springs, Bobby asks Frank about the large wound on his left cheek. In all of the subsequent scenes that day, the wound is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ada: He will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
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Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.9 (2009) See more »

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Written by Ilse Delance and Sacha Skarbek
Performed by Ilse Delance
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Amazing movie!
27 November 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

My wife lured me to this movie, she had the evening off and we wanted to do something together. In the theater I was the only male, the rest of the viewers were all women. But I did enjoy the movie. Great acting, the director took the time needed to build the atmosphere for each scene. I must say that sometimes the camera was too close. Very intimate. And also the twist at the end could have been somewhat more dramatic (although I cannot exactly say in which way). But it was enough to make me think about the story (stories!) the whole next day. I even decided to write this review. I agree fully with an other review, that the trailer does not reflect the movie: the latter is much more intense! and Ada, what a great actress Karina Smulders is, the stars came off the screen! The casting (two actresses for the young and old main characters) was also very good. I can recommend this movie to everyone!


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