The Polish Bride 

The Polish Bride

Anna has been lured to Holland under false pretences of two men who want her to work in a brothel. She manages to escape and is found by a taciturn farmer. He cares for the terrified and weakened woman and offers to pay for her journey back to Poland. But she wants to stay and work for him. As far as he is concerned, she can stay as long as she likes. The two of them slowly grow closer and the farmer tries to instil in his new lodger the beauty of the Dutch highlands and his love for them.


The Polish Bride is part of the Route 2000 series: four feature films by young talented filmmakers in which the millennium theme is the connecting element.

Directed by 

Karim Traïdia

Written by 

Kees van der Hulst

Original Title 

De Poolse Bruid

  • Year 
  • 1998
  • Length 
  • 90 minutes
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • Cast 
  • Monic Hendricx, Jaap Spijkers
  • Producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Jeroen Beker, Marc Bary (IJswater Films)
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • VPRO
  • Director of Photography 
  • Jacques Laureys
  • Editor 
  • Chris Teerink
  • Sound design 
  • Marco Vermaas
  • Art Direction 
  • Anne Winterink
  • Film Music 
  • Fons Merkies

    Credits are not contractual