Bride Flight

Directed by
Ben Sombogaart

Written by
Marieke van der Pol

Topkapi Films, Anton Smit, Hanneke Niens, Samsa Film, NCRV

Release year

130 min


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 emigrating 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.