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The Storm (2009)

De storm (original title)
During the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, a young woman and a naval officer search for her lost infant son.

Director:

Ben Sombogaart

Writers:

Marjolein Beumer (screenplay), Rik Launspach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Hoeks ... Julia
Barry Atsma ... Aldo
Dirk Roofthooft ... Vader Julia
Monic Hendrickx ... Moeder Julia
Elsa May Averill Elsa May Averill ... Emma
Katja Herbers ... Krina
Lottie Hellingman Lottie Hellingman ... Stientje
Bas Keijzer Bas Keijzer ... Guus
Sanne den Hartogh Sanne den Hartogh ... Koos
Evert de Jager Evert de Jager ... Burgemeester Haverkamp
Betty Schuurman Betty Schuurman ... Mevrouw Haverkamp
Serge Price Serge Price ... Felix
Sarah Jonker Sarah Jonker ... Geesje
Guus Dam Guus Dam ... Job
Micha Hulshof Micha Hulshof ... Piloot Theo
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Storyline

A fictional story within the historical context of the disastrous flood that engulfed the Dutch coastal province of Zeeland in 1953. When their farmhouse is destroyed by the flood, teenage mother Julia gets separated from her baby boy, whom she kept hidden in a box. She is saved from drowning by a young air force lieutenant, who agrees to go help looking for Julia's little son. A near-hopeless quest ensues. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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Action | Drama | History

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The flood happened in February, 1953, during mid-winter, when the water was a few degrees above freezing. However, the main characters spend a considerable amount of time in the water without developing hypothermia. See more »

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

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Horribly bad
28 January 2013 | by marianne-nobelSee all my reviews

Really, just read the book. I cannot even begin to compare it to this film. Bad acting, bad lines, wrong accents, and a thousand things missing in (and different to) the storyline.

The book catches the feelings and circumstances of main character Julia so well, you'll actually start feeling the same way she does and will want to pursue her goal of finding her baby even beyond the very end. The true tragedy and injustice of her situation will still hold you in it's grasp for a long time after finishing the book.

By the by, also there is more attention to the flooding and it's consequences to the people living there.

(Book is called '1953' by Rik Launspach)


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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,931,925
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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