Based on a true story, this is the most expensive Dutch movie ever made. Bride Flight is the story of the Last Great Air Race in 1953, from London to Christchurch, which carried 26 young Dutch brides-to-be on their way to join their fiances already settled in New Zealand.... More
The film centres on the women: Ada, Marjorie and Esther, who reunite 50 years after the historic flight. Bride Flight is based on bestselling book Bruidsvlucht by Marieke van der Pol, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.Hide
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This could have been a good movie but for the awful direction, often poor acting and unclear timelines. It hopped backwards and forwards without clarifying the change in time, and although (allegedly) based on fact, the story was frankly implausible. Promotion of NZ as a destination clumsily handled. Overall confusing!
Just watched this on DVD - thoroughly enjoyed for warmth of story telling, migrant experience of the 50's -sans cliche'- as remembered from stories retold from my parents' experience of Australia. How did it get missed in cinemas ?? Loved the language shift betw english and dutch- +costumes and scenery.
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