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Forbidden love.


Maria Peters


Annejet van der Zijl (based on the novel by), Maria Peters (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Koole ... Rika
Sergio Hasselbaink ... Waldemar Nods
Angelo Arnhem Angelo Arnhem ... Waldemar - 13 jaar
Eliyha Altena Eliyha Altena ... Sonny Boy - 6 jaar
Daniel van Wijk ... Sonny Boy - 11-15 jaar
Marcel Hensema ... Willem
Micha Hulshof Micha Hulshof ... Marcel
Frits Lambrechts Frits Lambrechts ... Sam
Ole Kroes Ole Kroes ... Henkie - 4 jaar
Mees Wielinga Mees Wielinga ... Henkie - 10 jaar
Sido Vrieswijk Sido Vrieswijk ... Henkie - 17 jaar
Charlie Leuken Charlie Leuken ... Jan - 13 jaar
Martijn Lakemeier ... Jan - 20 jaar
Claire Veldkamp Claire Veldkamp ... Bertha - 9 jaar
Gaite Jansen ... Bertha - 15-26 jaar


Waldemar, a young man from Suriname, meets middle-aged Dutch woman Rika and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that she already has four children with another man. They love each other, but then she appears to be pregnant from Waldemar. They choose each other despite the high price they have to pay for it. They have a son, Waldy, their own 'Sonny Boy'. Then World War II breaks out and they risk their lives to save people in hiding. However, this is not without major consequences . Written by Wiki

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a ravishing moving story about an impossible love...


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The real-life Waldy Nods, son of Waldemar and Rika Nods, attended the film's premiere in Suriname at age 81, four years before he passed away. He responded favorably to the film, stating that "every time I see their image, I fall in love with those two people playing my parents". See more »


When Rika is in the camps, sitting outside in the rain, she has a flashback to an earlier scene that took place shortly after Waldemar moved in and they were all dancing outside in the rain with her young children. In the Flashback, Sonny Boy (who's not born yet at that time) appears as a teenager dancing in the rain as well. See more »

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Dutch | English

Release Date:

27 January 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Baiatul See more »


Box Office


EUR5,120,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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