Bride Flight

Synopsis: 1953, a flood adding to the aftermath of World War II swells the numbers of Dutch emigrants. On a KLM flight to New Zealand, part of a race from London, Frank, who lost his family and colonial estate in the Japanese occupation and Indonesian civil war of Independence, meets some virtual mail order brides. Ada van Holland becomes his lover before confessing she's already married by proxy to gloomy Calvinist Derk. Jewish concentration camp survivor Esther dodges her engagement for a fashion career and discretely has her boy Bobby adopted by infertile Marjorie, who did everything else right with husband Hans. Over the years, some of their paths cross again, all survivors meet at Frank's funeral.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ben Sombogaart
Production: Music Box Films
  11 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

And a different dress.

- By proxy?


- He's in New Zealand already. Derk.

Do you love him?

What did the kiss mean?

- I don't know him very well.

Couldn't you have waited?

You couldn't wait?

You're pregnant.

He comes from Oude Tonge.

He has no one else. They all drowned.

I saw him at our church...

and one time he showed me

where his house was,

and then he started to cry.

It scared me to death.

I didn't know what to do.

What was I supposed to do?

Comfort him.

It just happened.

It shouldn't have, but it did.

Behind the mill.

I know I'll be punished for it.

Or my children will because of me.

What makes you think that?

What I did is a sin. A terrible sin.

It's not. It's lovely.

Really sweet.

You've been cheating all night.

For me, for me.

Hey. How about lending a hand?

We have now started our descent.

We expect

to be able to see New Zealand...

once we are through the clouds.

Clouds? I thought it was

supposed to be sunny all the time.

Magnificent, can you see?

Here it is.

Ada van Holland.

Make sure you're happy.

We're here. We have broken

the 1946 flying record...

by ten hours. We have won the race.

Holland has won.

Is that them? I've heard of them.

I never expected them to look like that.

No, no, no. Here.

Stop. That's it there.

Look, Druivebloed.

Do you remember what it looked like?

- Not really.


How would they pronounce that here?

Come on. Are you okay?

- Yes.


- Thank you.


Will you be back in time?

- If Hannah's plane has no delay.



- Yes.

Hey. Yes, that's broken.

Men never bring flowers here.

So they instantly knew I was Dutch.

I've given three interviews already.

I had forgotten... Were you...

Have you grown?

Oh, sorry.

Minister, this is Ada.

Ada, Minister Houtsma.

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