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Bride Flight

Directed by: Ben Sombogaart
130 Minutes, 2008, Drama; Romance

A lavish romantic drama that charts the lives of three women who escape the gloom of post-WWII Holland for what they hope will be a better life in New Zealand. Ada, the shy but sensual farm girl, Marjorie, who dreams of a big family, and Esther, a Holocaust survivor who aspires to be a fashion designer, become fast friends during the long flight taking them to their waiting husbands, who have already settled in Christchurch.


Director: Ben Sombogaart

Producer: Anton Smit

Cast: Karina Smulders

Cast: Pleuni Touw

Producer: Hanneke Niens

Cast: Anna Drijver

Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy

Cast: Waldemar Torenstra

Written by: Marieke van der Pol

Distributor: A-Film Distribution

Distributor: Hopscotch Productions

Distributor: Music Box Films

Distributor: A-Film Home Entertainment


Winner, Nederlands Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress (2009)

Winner, Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Feature Film, Director, Actress, Screenplay, Cinematography (2010)