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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
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers
Benja Bruijning ... Nathan
Werner Kolf
Kees Boot ... Julius Robles Medina
Anna Raadsveld Anna Raadsveld ... Elza
Yannick van de Velde Yannick van de Velde
Daniel Janks ... Father Nassy
Estelle Terblanche ... Rebecca
Genelva Krind
Carel Nel Carel Nel ... Von Beunekom
Bart Klever Bart Klever
José Domingos José Domingos ... Slave Merchant
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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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Could have been better
20 July 2014 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

The plot of this movie sounds interesting, at least because it's about an era not often portrayed on films: it's the late 18th century, and we are in the Dutch colony of Suriname, where Dutch colonists live in luxury on their sugar plantations along their long suffering African slaves. Just outside the plantations, in the jungle, are the maroons (escaped slaves) resisting the Dutch. The girls in the plantations are oblivious to this or to the exploitation of the slaves and play their silly games of love. Sarith (Gaite Jansen, overacting) is the most beautiful girl in the colony. Mini- Me (Yootha Wong Loi Sing) is her personal slave and also her half sister. In the end, the movie is a bit long, and Sarith antics end up being tiresome. Note: apparently this was a Dutch miniseries (I guess this is more bearable to watch in shorter segments) while I watched a 120 minute version.


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