14 user 7 critic

The Storm (2009)

De storm (original title)
During the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, a young woman and a naval officer search for her lost infant son.



4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. ... See full summary »

Director: Steven de Jong
Stars: Pierre Bokma, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Chantal Janzen
Nova Zembla (2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Dutch exploration team sets sail to find the North East passage to the Indies. The weather had other ideas for them.

Director: Reinout Oerlemans
Stars: Doutzen Kroes, Derek de Lint, Teun Kuilboer
Tirza (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jörgen Hofmeester is desperately looking for his missing daughter Tirza and heading towards a brutal confrontation with the man who has been the undoing of his favorite child.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg
Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Abbey Hoes, Johanna ter Steege
Love Life (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A serial adulterer faces his demons when his loving wife falls severely ill.

Director: Reinout Oerlemans
Stars: Carice van Houten, Barry Atsma, Anna Drijver
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four rich friends are living their lives, how good it is...?

Director: Will Koopman
Stars: Linda de Mol, Susan Visser, Tjitske Reidinga
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen
Love Is All (2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas.

Director: Joram Lürsen
Stars: Michiel Romeyn, Thomas Acda, Anneke Blok
Overspel (TV Series 2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After a photographer and a lawyer start a steamy affair, their lives and those around them get entangled in dirty business and family secrets.

Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Kees Prins, Guido Pollemans
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The medieval quest of sixteen-year old Tiuri, who risks his future as a Knight to fulfill a promise, and in so doing discovers adventure, honor, valor and love.

Director: Pieter Verhoeff
Stars: Yannick van de Velde, Quinten Schram, Rüdiger Vogler
Bride Flight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.

Director: Ben Sombogaart
Stars: Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver, Elise Schaap
Ciske the Rat (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one ... See full summary »

Director: Guido Pieters
Stars: Danny de Munk, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Herman van Veen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.

Director: Jos Stelling
Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Dieter Hallervorden, Sergey Makovetskiy


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vader Julia
Moeder Julia
Elsa May Averill ...
Lottie Hellingman ...
Bas Keijzer ...
Sanne den Hartogh ...
Evert de Jager ...
Burgemeester Haverkamp
Betty Schuurman ...
Mevrouw Haverkamp
Serge Price ...
Sarah Jonker ...
Guus Dam ...
Micha Hulshof ...
Piloot Theo


A fictional story within the historical context of the disastrous flood that engulfed the Dutch coastal province of Zeeland in 1953. When their farmhouse is destroyed by the flood, teenage mother Julia gets separated from her baby boy, whom she kept hidden in a box. She is saved from drowning by a young air force lieutenant, who agrees to go help looking for Julia's little son. A near-hopeless quest ensues. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Drama | History






Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

A natureza contra ataca  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


€6,300,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the movie Julia is saved by a helicopter the morning after the flood, and the wind and water are calm. In reality, a strong gale was still blowing the day after, preventing an air rescue. See more »


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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

True Story
14 September 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I might be a bit prejudiced, because I am from The Netherlands, where this all happened. I've seen this movie this weekend, I was overwhelmed by its reality. I didn't see it all happen, but some folks in the theater did, and they were crying about all memories coming back. This means, in my humble opinion, that the movie is very realistic, even with a budget so low, game-studios can't make a decent game with this amount of money. I guess that the people in New Orleans also need to see this movie, so they know why the Dutch are now helping with their struggle against water. Watch this movie, it might be an Oscar-winner! Also keep checking out Dutch movies, some of them are real gems. Try to watch movies like TBS, Van God Los and Lek. These are some of the best Dutch movies. And of course, Zwartboek, Blackbook(by Paul Verhoeven!)!

12 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Storm (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: