Bride Flight

Bride Flight

Bride Flight

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.

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.

2008Rating: R13, contains violence and sex scenes131 minsNetherlands, LuxembourgDutch and English
DramaTrue Story & Biography

Bride Flight / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A devil-may-care adventurer and three vastly different gals emigrate from the Low Countries to New Zealand in the romantic epic "Bride Flight," a glossy European meller that switches between the '50s, the '60s and the present. One of the most expensive Dutch-language productions ever, and made by the same team behind Oscar-nommed "Twin Sisters" (another time-and-country-hopping tale about rocky female bonding), "Flight" also features a strong male protag in beefcake du jour Waldemar Torenstra.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Does an admirable turn for Tourism New Zealand, which has not been slow to embrace the favour on its website. Perhaps we should just be fortunate that the New Zealand Film Commission wasn't involved - and that Baz Lurhman wasn't offered the script.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A local connection helps this lengthy melodrama along.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Personally, I enjoyed Bride Flight a lot more than the first half hour or so had me expecting to. The drama was more affecting, and the plotting braver, than the publicity really hint at.

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