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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Koole ...
Rika van der Lans
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Waldemar Nods
Angelo Arnhem ...
Waldemar - 13 jaar
Eliyha Altena ...
Sonny Boy - 6 jaar
Daniel van Wijk ...
Sonny Boy - 11-15 jaar
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Willem
Micha Hulshof ...
Marcel
Frits Lambrechts ...
Sam
Ole Kroes ...
Henkie - 4 jaar
Mees Wielinga ...
Henkie - 10 jaar
Sido Vrieswijk ...
Henkie - 17 jaar
Charlie Leuken ...
Jan - 13 jaar
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Jan - 20 jaar
Claire Veldkamp ...
Bertha - 9 jaar
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Bertha - 15-26 jaar
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a ravishing moving story about an impossible love...

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27 January 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Sonny Boy - Eine Liebe in dunkler Zeit  »

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Actor Willem Nijholt was originally cast as Sam. But he had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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When Rika is in the camps, sitting outside in the rain, she has a flashback to an earlier scene that took place shortly after Waldemar moved in and they were all dancing outside in the rain with her young children. In the Flashback, Sonny Boy (who's not born yet at that time) appears as a teenager dancing in the rain as well. See more »

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Interracial Love Story with a Holocaust Background
9 September 2012 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

This epic love story is highly watchable but never really feels substantial enough for you to discuss anything about it after the movie. The story revolves around an inter-racial couple, the Surinamese student Waldemar, who comes to Holland to get a college education and hopefully, lift himself out of poverty, and free-thinking housewife Rika, who leaves her husband after catching him having sex with their maid. The story takes place against a background of prejudice, as the couple find themselves rejected by mainstream society while being helped by outsiders such as Sam, who runs a saloon and gives them a room after they are evicted from their rented house.

The strongest parts of the film are those that take place during WWII, when the Nazis occupied Holland, and Rika and Waldemar find themselves interned in Nazi labor camps. However, the movie never seems to go beyond a depiction of events to give us a deeper insight into the culture of the times. Still, its definitely worth watching for its strong storytelling and good performances.


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