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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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Genres:

Action | Drama | History

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In the movie Julia is saved by a helicopter the morning after the flood, and the wind and water are calm. In reality, a strong gale was still blowing the day after, preventing an air rescue. See more »

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

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A huge event turned into a truly disappointing movie
20 September 2009 | by billwolters-1See all my reviews

56 years after the devastating 'big flood' of 1953 the tragedy finally makes it to to the big screen. After a wait this long it's even more a shame that such a big event in Dutch history turned out to be such a disappointing movie. Where other movies, like for instance Titanic, successfully use a personal drama as a metaphor for the bigger picture, 'De Storm' gets lost in a totally unrealistic and very one dimensional story about a woman losing her baby. The movie ends up almost ignoring the tragedy all those other thousands of people where facing during this flood. The characters in this movie aren't properly introduced so as a spectator you feel no connection at all with the leading roles. The dialogs are very poor and the acting, especially from leading lady Sylvia Hoeks, is a disgrace!!!

Just do yourself a favor and avoid this movie


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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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