Bride Flight is a 2008 romantic drama film about three women and one man from the Netherlands, who all start new lives in New Zealand. It starts with the victory of the KLM flight in the 1953 London to Christchurch air race. It was directed by Ben Sombogaart and stars Rutger Hauer, Elise Schaap, Anna Drijver, Karina Smulders and Waldemar Torenstra. The Dutch singer Ilse DeLange wrote and sang the title song for the movie: \"Miracle\".
The events in the plot are the stuff of soap opera, but the movie treats it seriously, and the acting is convincing enough that we forgive the story and begin to care about the characters. Four people on the flight will find their lives linked in New Zealand. Ada (Karina Smulders) and Marjorie (Elise Schaap) are flying out to meet their husbands. Esther (Anna Drijver), a Holocaust survivor, is a fashion designer hoping to start a new business. Frank (Waldemar Torenstra) is a hunky rancher. During the flight, Ada, who has met her new husband only once, finds that she and Frank are falling in love.
This is the biggest-budgeted film ever made in the Netherlands, not least because the story of the real bride flight is well-known and involves a period fraught with emotion. So considerable is the production that Rutger Hauer has returned to Dutch films after almost 30 years to play the older Frank. The young actresses who play the three leads are all capable, and Karina Smulders much more than that, in a role that takes her deeper than the others.
KLM packed its competing plane with young Dutch men and women who were looking a for a new life on the other side of the world. So many of the passengers were women with marriage plans in New Zealand that the trip was dubbed the \"bride flight\" by the press.
Director Ben Sombogaart and writer Marieke van der Pol follow three very different women on the flight -- Ada (Karina Smulders), who is set to marry a very conservative Presbyterian; Marjorie (Elise Schaap), who falls in love right after she arrives; and Esther (Anna Drijver), a Holocaust survivor who is pledged to a Jewish New Zealander.
\"A forbidden love. An impossible choice. A secret past.\"In 1953 a KLM plane wins The Last Great Air Race London - Christchurch (New Zealand). Because dozens of young women are flying along who emigrate and are on their way to meet their fiancées to marry them in New Zealand, this flight is being renamed the 'Wedding Flight'. The women include Marjorie, Margot (Elise Schaap), Esther (Anna Drijver) and Ada (Karina Smulders). The latter is three months pregnant. This pregnancy arose when she wanted to comfort a good acquaintance and now she is on her way to her husband Derk (Micha Hulshof), with whom she is now married - by the gauntlet. The 25-year-old Frank (Waldemar Torenstra) is also flying along. He emigrated because of the climate in the Netherlands and because he could no longer live in the Indies, where he was born. During and after the Second World War he lost his family there to the Japanese camps. So he is not on his way to a loved one. During the trip, he falls in love with Ada, whom he sits next to on the plane. He will always play a part in the lives of all three women.
Solid film about the nuptial flights in the 1950s from the Netherlands to New Zealand. Many Dutch people wanted to build a new life there, and in Bride Flight we follow a number of characters who build a bond on the run.
Most of the time, fellow air travelers never talk to one another in flight. Sometimes an inexperienced traveler will insist on intrusively bending the ear of an unwilling seatmate. On rare occasions, strangers will meet and a friendship is forged, usually fleeting, sometimes long-lasting.
Southwest CEO Bob Jordan says the airline is doing everything it can to return to normal operations. This comes after thousands of people were left without answers due to flight delays and cancelations.
\"To really just be at the mercy of Southwest, who is just canceling all of these flights and people don't know if their flight is even going to take off or not or when that's going to happen, I think, is the most frustrating piece of all of this,\" she said.
\"All the stress and the anxiety and, you know, the constantly checking flight statuses and, you know, looking at the tv and crying and pouring out their glass of wine, you know, hopefully one day we can look back on this and laugh,\" said Wendi.
\"We had a small ceremony this morning but the big party with music and dancing will be this evening,\" adds the 28-year-old bridegroom. \"We don't have many of the traditional wedding foods and clothes . . . it's a real celebration from the heart.\" A religious leader presided, though the marriage has not been officially registered by the Nigerian or Chadian authorities.
The last thing on his mind was finding a bride. But after meeting 19-year-old Zara in Ngouboua when she was collecting water for her family, he began spending a lot of time with the young woman. \"I would help her to pump water and to carry it back to her house,\" recalls Moussa. \"I liked Zara's serious demeanour and our open and honest discussions.\" 59ce067264