Bride Flight (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Bride Flight (2008)
  • Rate: 6.9/10 total 1,224 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 10 June 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 130 min
  • Filming Location: Luxembourg
  • Gross: $497,252(USA)(23 October 2011)
  • Director: Ben Sombogaart
  • Stars: Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver and Elise Schaap
  • Original Music By: Jeannot Sanavia   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Bride | New Zealand | Birth | Female Nudity | Dutch

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Marieke van der Pol  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Rutger Hauer’s first role in a Dutch full-length motion picture after 28 years.
  • Even though the movie was not shot in the 1:2,35 (scope) format, the bottom and top were cut off in the last stage of post-production.

Plot: A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides. |  »

Story: A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.

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Produced By:

  • Gemma Derksen known as co-producer
  • Olga Madsen known as associate producer
  • Hanneke Niens known as producer
  • Anton Smit known as producer
  • Jani Thiltges known as co-producer
  • Jose Van Doorn known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Karina Smulders known as Ada
  • Pleuni Touw known as Old Ada
  • Anna Drijver known as Esther
  • Willeke van Ammelrooy known as Old Esther
  • Elise Schaap known as Marjorie
  • Petra Laseur known as Old Marjorie
  • Waldemar Torenstra known as Frank
  • Rutger Hauer known as Old Frank
  • Micha Hulshof known as Derk
  • Mattijn Hartemink known as Hans
  • Walter Bart known as Leon
  • Hans Man in 't Veld known as Vicar
  • Rawiri Paratene known as Old Mosie
  • Rob Mokaraka known as Mosie
  • Mykola Allen known as Bobby
  • Marc Klein Essink known as Bob
  • Anne Lamsvelt known as Hannah Doorman
  • Myranda Jongeling known as Hannah Doorman
  • Peter Elliot known as Doctor
  • Korah Knight known as Gynaecologist
  • Janine Horsburgh known as Mrs. Young
  • Benjamin Farry known as Ester's Assistant / Lover
  • Olly Coddington known as Kris Moses
  • Roeland Fernhout known as Steward KLM
  • Jaap Spijkers known as Reporter in London
  • Jacques Commandeur known as Old Derk
  • Ann Overstall Comfort known as Midwife (as Ann Comfort)
  • Debby Mullholland known as Nurse
  • Gayde Taylor known as Julie Visser
  • Grayson Neale known as Peter Visser
  • Kelly McKnight known as Danny Visser
  • Matt Dwyer known as Air Host Wellington
  • Linda McFetridge known as Air Hostess Wellington
  • Einarsdottir Hrefna known as Stewardess KLM
  • Marco Lorenzini known as Mr. Young
  • Frédéric Frenay known as Elder
  • John Cooper Overstall known as Priest
  • Glynis Paraha known as Mozie's Wife
  • Hannah Banks known as Blonde Student
  • Massimo Brancatelli known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Nathalie Brocker known as Model (uncredited)
  • Kim Hermans known as Ambulancier (uncredited)

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  • Winnie Gallis known as hair stylist
  • Winnie Gallis known as makeup artist
  • Dick Naastepad known as hair stylist
  • Dick Naastepad known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Roger Allen known as greensman
  • Anneke Assen known as art department coordinator
  • Zach Becroft known as set dresser
  • Erik Bleeker known as construction crew
  • Rianne Blekkenhorst known as art department assistant
  • Stephanie Blondel known as painter (as Stéphanie Blondel)
  • Alain Boucherie known as art department assistant
  • Henk Bouten known as painter supervisor
  • John Brockie known as construction crew
  • Rhonda Cowan known as construction crew
  • Theo de Bruin known as construction crew (as Theo de Bruyn)
  • Vera de Jong known as textile artist (as Vera de Jonge)
  • Hughes de Maere known as construction crew (as Hugues de Maere)
  • Micky de Matos Cadete known as art department assistant
  • Constance de Vos known as graphic artist
  • Melvin Dierdorp known as props runner
  • Cris Dinnessen known as props runner (as Chris Dinnessen)
  • Valérie Dodeigne known as painter
  • Alex Doyle known as painter
  • Romke Faber known as art department assistant
  • Thomas Ferrandis known as construction crew
  • Nuno Goncalves known as art department assistant
  • Chris Halligan known as construction supervisor
  • Cecile Heideman known as property master
  • Patrice Houche known as painter
  • Jaap Huizinga known as construction crew
  • Jean-Pierre Invernizi known as props runner
  • Frédéric Jesson known as construction crew
  • Laetitia Kelkermans known as set dresser
  • Steven Key known as construction crew
  • Tryggvi Kristinsson known as construction crew
  • François Mast known as construction crew (as Francois Mast)
  • Valesca Meist known as stand-by props
  • Frank Neuhaus known as props runner
  • Willeke Noldus known as art department assistant
  • Dominique Pirson known as set striking
  • Noelle Quandoussi known as art department assistant
  • Julie Ridremont known as painter
  • Marc Ridremont known as carpenter
  • Thomas Rompa known as construction crew
  • Markus Rueckert known as construction crew
  • Natale Scombussolo known as art department assistant
  • Giles Smith known as painter
  • Onno Snelle known as construction supervisor
  • Herman Statius Muller known as art department 3d designer
  • Raphael Thiry known as construction crew
  • Teun van der Heide known as construction crew
  • Steven Wilson known as construction crew
  • Karlos Wollburg known as greensman


Production Companies:

  • IDTV Film
  • Samsa Film
  • Nederlandse Christelijke Radio Vereniging (NCRV)

Other Companies:

  • Bollux  grip rental company
  • Catch Casting  casting
  • Cinemeta Digital  Dolby sound mastering
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Filmmore  post-production facilities
  • Kemna Casting  casting
  • Location Consulting & Facilities  facilites vehicles
  • New Holland Pictures  production services: New Zealand
  • Studio l'Équipe  foley studio


  • A-Film Distribution (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Hopscotch Productions (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Music Box Films (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Film Effects Co. Ltd.
  • Filmmore (visual effects and animation)

Visual Effects by:

  • Roy Berendsen known as matte painter
  • Ewoud Heidanus known as visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam
  • Kasper Oerlemans known as visual effects supervisor: Filmmore Amsterdam
  • Willem Zwarthoed known as visual effects artist: Filmmore Amsterdam

Release Date:

  • Belgium 15 October 2008
  • Netherlands 16 October 2008
  • Germany 7 February 2009 (European Film Market)
  • Netherlands 1 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • New Zealand 25 June 2009
  • Poland 1 December 2009 (Camerimage Film Festival)
  • USA 11 January 2010 (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
  • USA April 2010 (Newport Beach International Film Festival)
  • USA 1 June 2010 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • USA 22 July 2010 (Stony Brooks Film Festival)
  • USA 10 June 2011

MPAA: Rated R for a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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