The Polish Bride

Directed by
Karim Traïdia

Written by
Kees van der Hulst

Topkapi Films, Jeroen Beker, IJswater Films, VPRO

Release year

89 min


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.