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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 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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Dutch | Frisian

Release Date:

6 September 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Friesland, Netherlands See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Primarily spoken in Frisian, the second official language (after Dutch) spoken in the northern province of Friesland. See more »


Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #17.1 (2004) See more »

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Waiting for Nynke II
21 September 2001 | by gnoegnoeSee all my reviews

Nynke is a classy filmed movie in the same style as the Oscar winning film Character (1997). But this comparison immediately urges me to add that the latter was quite more exciting...

Sure, Nynke is a beautiful historic & costume drama (with fantastic acting by Monic Hendrickx!) in which you witness the personal growth of 'Nynke van Hichtum' in her marriage to Pieter Jelles Troelstra. The subtitle of this movie is 'a lovestory'. So it starts, and ends with their marriage.

But THAT is where the director makes a crucial mistake! Nynke's exciting, independent life started when the marriage ended. She wrote several children's books and travelled around the world. What a great life she has lived. But Pieter Verhoeff puts Nynke back in the trammels of convention that depressed her and that she struggled out of: the thought that her life extended just her marriage to Troelstra, being no one else but the mother of their kids.

Let's all hope for Nynke II!

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