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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 »

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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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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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Monument for Modern Women
27 September 2003 | by anijdamSee all my reviews

A touching movie about a talented woman who struggles with a society and a love that structurally underestimate her. The issues are subtly addressed and timeless, as many of the depicted difficulties between man and woman still exist in Dutch society today. This movie is a tribute to all modern women without dwelling on feminism. Not only the story is well told, the acting and the scenery are great as well.

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