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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 »

Connections

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

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True Story
14 September 2009 | by celticoreSee all my reviews

I might be a bit prejudiced, because I am from The Netherlands, where this all happened. I've seen this movie this weekend, I was overwhelmed by its reality. I didn't see it all happen, but some folks in the theater did, and they were crying about all memories coming back. This means, in my humble opinion, that the movie is very realistic, even with a budget so low, game-studios can't make a decent game with this amount of money. I guess that the people in New Orleans also need to see this movie, so they know why the Dutch are now helping with their struggle against water. Watch this movie, it might be an Oscar-winner! Also keep checking out Dutch movies, some of them are real gems. Try to watch movies like TBS, Van God Los and Lek. These are some of the best Dutch movies. And of course, Zwartboek, Blackbook(by Paul Verhoeven!)!


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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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