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Hoe duur was de suiker (2013)

The Price Of Sugar tells the alternately gripping, romantic and heart-wrenching story of Sarith and Mini-Mini as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean van de Velde

Writers:

Cynthia McLeod (novel), Jean van de Velde (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gaite Jansen ... Sarith
Neil Sandilands ... Reinder Almersma
Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing ... Mini-Mini
Benja Bruijning ... Nathan
Anna Raadsveld Anna Raadsveld ... Elza
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers
Kees Boot ... Julius Robles Medina
Yannick van de Velde Yannick van de Velde
Werner Kolf
Daniel Janks ... Father Nassy
Estelle Terblanche ... Rebecca
Genelva Krind
Carel Nel Carel Nel ... Von Beunekom
Deirdre Wolhuter Deirdre Wolhuter ... (as Deidre Wolhuter)
Bart Klever Bart Klever
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The Price Of Sugar tells the alternately gripping, romantic and heart-wrenching story of Sarith and Mini-Mini as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Where Sarith is the most beautiful woman in the colony, the mulatto Mini-Mini is forever in her shadow, slave to her own half-sister. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Over Sarith En Caesar See more »

Filming Locations:

Suriname See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€6,011,348 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€237,454 (Netherlands), 29 September 2013, Limited Release
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Released as both a theatrical 2 hour film and an extended mini-series for television consisting of four 45 minute episodes. See more »

Goofs

Nathan mentions trying for the post of ambassador to Italy in Rome. Italy was not a unitary state until the mid 19th century, and the city of Rome at the time was the capital of the Papal States, ruled directly by the Pope. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released as both a theatrical 2 hour film and an extended mini-series for television consisting of four 45 minute episodes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #8.16 (2013) See more »

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i, unfortunately, have to agree with the only other reviewer...
27 January 2014 | by imizrahi2002See all my reviews

pardon the pun, but i felt this movie was a little too sugar-coated...

it DID represent situations that were 'realistic'/violent...but, overall, it felt like a bit of Hollywood fluff...happy/no loose ends ending and all... i'm only writing this review b/c a)there's only one other(all that was REALLY necessary, imo)review and b)i wanted people to have a better feel for whether or not to see it. again, the other reviewer covered it pretty well...some scenic photography...a bit of what plantation life might've been like in, what is now, suriname... i'm an 'american transplant' now taken root in Holland/nederland. i already know of this aspect of dutch history, if it can be so called. for, to me, it's of course part of suriname history which the dutch happened to play a part in. let's face it, suriname was there before the dutch arrived so i hope to see no insulted responses to this comment. same as 'america'. it existed, along with the indigenous peoples, before the white man ever arrived... the movie is pleasant, if that's what you're looking for. well done but does not 'dive deep'. which is where pearls are found, no?


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