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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 »


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great (acting, costumes, music, actors, directing, story!)
13 December 2001 | by seatseSee all my reviews

This wonderful film is a love story, and shows that not all relationships are destined to last. Even so they can be great & worth the pain & suffering of breakup.

Director Pieter Verhoeff gives us an insight of the period around 1900, the way society (mis)treats women, and how a very strong woman (Nynke) deals with. With great costumes, landscapes, lovely music and good actors and acting this photoplay draws you in for the length of the movie.

At first the ending is a bit sudden, a page describing the rest of her life scrolls. On reflection this is a great (the best) way to have your own fantasy create the rest of her life.

This was the second movie for me that had people sit while the end titles scrolled by (The first being Schindler's List). Apparently the movie had this effect on everybody.

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