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Bride Flight (2008)

R | | Drama | 10 June 2011 (USA)
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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

Writer:

Marieke van der Pol (screenplay)
11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Smulders ... Ada van Holland
Pleuni Touw Pleuni Touw ... Old Ada
Anna Drijver ... Esther Cahn
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Old Esther
Elise Schaap ... Marjorie Mullin
Petra Laseur Petra Laseur ... Old Marjorie
Waldemar Torenstra Waldemar Torenstra ... Frank de Rooy
Rutger Hauer ... Old Frank
Micha Hulshof Micha Hulshof ... Derk Visser
Mattijn Hartemink Mattijn Hartemink ... Hans Doorman
Walter Bart Walter Bart ... Leon
Hans Man in 't Veld Hans Man in 't Veld ... Vicar
Rawiri Paratene ... Old Mosie
Rob Mokaraka Rob Mokaraka ... Mosie
Mykola Allen Mykola Allen ... Bobby Doorman
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Storyline

In 1953, a flood adding to the aftermath of World War II swells the numbers of Dutch emigrants. On a KLM flight to New Zealand, part of a race from London, Frank, who lost his family and colonial estate in the Japanese occupation and Indonesian civil war of Independence, meets some virtual mail order brides. Ada van Holland becomes his lover before confessing she's already married by proxy to gloomy Calvinist Derk. Jewish concentration-camp survivor Esther dodges her engagement for a fashion career and discreetly has her son Bobby adopted by infertile Marjorie, who did everything else right with husband Hans. Over the years, some of their paths cross again, and all of the survivors meet at Frank's funeral. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

A forbidden love. An impossible choice. A secret past.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Netherlands | Luxembourg

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruidsvlucht See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,044, 12 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$497,252, 23 October 2011
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rutger Hauer's first role in a Dutch full-length motion picture after 28 years. See more »

Goofs

At Frank's funeral (an hour ten minutes into the film), Esther smokes a cigarette in her right hand. When the scene changes to a second camera, the cigarette is in her left hand; then, when the shot jumps back to the first camera, the cigarette is not only back in her right hand but held up to her mouth. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Ada van Holland. Make sure you'll be happy.
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Connections

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

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Miracle
Written by Ilse Delance and Sacha Skarbek
Performed by Ilse Delance
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Amazing movie!
27 November 2008 | by Harald-at-IMDbSee all my reviews

My wife lured me to this movie, she had the evening off and we wanted to do something together. In the theater I was the only male, the rest of the viewers were all women. But I did enjoy the movie. Great acting, the director took the time needed to build the atmosphere for each scene. I must say that sometimes the camera was too close. Very intimate. And also the twist at the end could have been somewhat more dramatic (although I cannot exactly say in which way). But it was enough to make me think about the story (stories!) the whole next day. I even decided to write this review. I agree fully with an other review, that the trailer does not reflect the movie: the latter is much more intense! and Ada, what a great actress Karina Smulders is, the stars came off the screen! The casting (two actresses for the young and old main characters) was also very good. I can recommend this movie to everyone!


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