Bride Flight 

Bride Flight

Three young Dutch women, Marjorie, Ada and Esther, eager to escape the damp and suffocating atmosphere in post-war Holland, are looking forward to a brighter life in New Zealand. They meet each other on the immigration flight to their new country, where they are to be joined with their future husbands, already settled in New Zealand.


During the flight the three young women encounter Frank, who is immigrating to New Zealand to be a share farmer. In the early years in their new country, the lives of Marjorie, Esther and Ada become entangled. They lose each other out of sight and it’s only after fifty years, at Frank’s funeral that they discover how much their lives have become intertwined through their different relationships with Frank. A bittersweet tale of love, hope and expectations.

Directed by 

Ben Sombogaart

Written by 

Marieke van der Pol

  • Year 
  • 2008
  • Length 
  • 130'
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • World Sales 
  • BetaCinema
  • Distributor 
  • A-Film Distribution
  • Cast 
  • Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver, Elise Schaap, Waldemar Torenstra, Rutger Hauer, Pleuni Touw, Petra Laseur, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Rawiri Paratene
  • Producer(s) 
  • Topkapi Films, Anton Smit, Hanneke Niens
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • Samsa Film (LUX), NCRV (NED)
  • Director of Photography 
  • Piotr Kukla
  • Editor 
  • Herman P. Koerts
  • Casting 
  • Kemna Casting
  • Sound design 
  • Pia Durmont, Peter Flamman, Wart Warmsteker
  • Art Direction 
  • Michel de Graaf
  • Film Music 
  • Jeannot Sanavia

    Credits are not contractual