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Bride Flight (2008)

 -  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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new zealand | bride | jewish | funeral | dutch | See more »

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A forbidden love. An impossible choice. A secret past.

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Drama

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Rated R for a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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

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$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

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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In one word 'amazing'
17 October 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic film. The trailer for this film tells of a passionate love affair between two people who can't be together. OK, the film is about these two people, but it is about so much more! The bond between these four people who met on a plane in 1953. The secrets some of them kept for 55 years. The expectations of starting a new life in a new country. And the scenery is amazing. I love New Zealand, and I thoroughly enjoyed the background in the film. I recommend this film to anyone. Although, fair to say, I guess it's more of a girl's film. It's an epic drama; there are no car chases or high tech gadgets. This is what a film is supposed to be. And the 130 minutes fly by! Also pay attention to the beautiful song at the end.


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