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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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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A natureza contra ataca See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Budget:

€6,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Not good.
1 February 2012 | by belleherderSee all my reviews

I looked forward to this movie, because of the true story of the Storm in 1953. I was very disappointed. The flood came immediately in the beginning, you didn't even know the characters yet. The flooding itself was good to see. However, the main character Julia was very unlikeable and the acting was terrible. There was no emotion in her acting, even though her sisters and mother were dead and here baby was missing. The same look for the hole movie. The storyline was really unbelievable and the end.. well, you should see it to believe how terrible it is. The characters were in the water for a long time, that would not have been possible because of the temperature of the water. Maybe it was because I had too high expectations, but as i said, I was really disappointed.


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