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Drama - Completed 2008

Esther, Marjorie, and Ada, young brides-to-be, travel from Holland to find happiness with their fiancés in New Zealand. On the plane they meet Frank, a young farmer. Decades later at his funeral they find out how much he has changed - and enriched - their lives.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 130 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Writer(s)
    • Marieke VAN DER POL
    • Producer(s)
    • Hanneke NIENS (IDTV Film), Anton SMIT (IDTV Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Eager to escape the damp and suffocating atmosphere of post-war Holland, the three young Dutchwomen Ada, Esther and Marjorie look forward to a better life in New Zealand. They meet on the immigration flight – the "Bride Flight" – to their new country, where they are to join fiancés and marry. During the flight, the three women form a bond of friendship among themselves, and with Frank, an attractive young man who wants to set up a winery. On their arrival, all four part ways to start a new life. Yet their paths continue to cross... Ada will one day leave her children and her puritan husband for Frank, an escape to freedom that is ultimately doomed... And the single career woman Esther will give her unwanted child to Marjorie and her husband after Marjorie suffers a miscarriage and will probably never bear a child again. As the boy grows up, Marjorie fears that Esther might break the pact of silence they made. An outing that reunites all four friends and the boy turns into a near tragedy that destroys one friendship, shatters a loving relationship, and nearly costs the boy's life... Only 50 years later do they all come together again, perhaps closer now than ever before...