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The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time (2001)

Nynke (original title)
Frisian-spoken costume drama about the turbulent marriage between a writer and a socialist politician.


Pieter Verhoeff


Pieter Verhoeff
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Credited cast:
Monic Hendrickx ... Nynke van Hichtum
Jeroen Willems ... Pieter Jelles Troelstra
Peter Tuinman Peter Tuinman ... Vader Pieter Jelles Troelstra
Rients Gratama Rients Gratama ... Vader Sjouke Bokma De Boer
Carine Crutzen ... Cornalie Huygens
Joke Tjalsma Joke Tjalsma ... Nelly van Kol
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Professor Winkler
Marijke Veugelers Marijke Veugelers ... Dokter Fischer
Gonny Gaakeer Gonny Gaakeer ... Sjoukje Oosterbaan
Astrid Reitsema Astrid Reitsema ... Hiltsje
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilbert Dijkstra Hilbert Dijkstra ... Tjalling Halbertsma
Coby Faber Coby Faber ... Dieuwke
Aus Greidanus Jr. Aus Greidanus Jr.
Maiko Kemper Maiko Kemper ... Bahlmann
Freark Smink Freark Smink ... Dokter


Costume drama about the turbulent marriage of Sjoukje Bokma de Boer (best-known under her writer's pseudonym Nynke van Hichtum) to the Socialist leader Pieter Jelles Troelstra at the start of the last century. Written by Anonymous

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Primarily spoken in Frisian, the second official language (after Dutch) spoken in the northern province of Friesland. See more »


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Good even without understanding the language.
24 August 2003 | by e_spartacus40See all my reviews

I recently received a dvd of Nynke from a Netherland company. The add for the dvd said that it was in Netherlandish (aka by most as Dutch) with English subtitles, which went against my knowledge that the movie is actually in Frisian. To my delight it is in Frisian with some Netherlandish. However, the subtitles were not in English at all, but only in Netherlandish. I am learning Frisian, but as an American living in the United States, my command of this language is weak at best. Having said all of this, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was easy enough to understand the jist of the movie; although I'm sure it is far more complex and interesting if you do understand Netherlandish.

If you can see it with subtitles in your own language, then I strongly recommend it. Oant skrieuwen!

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Dutch | Frisian

Release Date:

6 September 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Friesland, Netherlands See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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