Spanning over five decades, 'Bride Flight' is inspired by the true story of the 1953 "Last Great Air Race" London-Christchurch (NZ), and follows Esther (Anna Drijver), Ada (Karina Smulders) and Marjorie (Elise Schaap), three young women who, eager to escape post-WWII Holland, emigrate to New Zealand for what they hope will be a better life. On the plane trip overseas -- dubbed the "Bride Flight" -- the three become fast friends and meet Frank, a dashing young man (played by Waldemar Torenstra and Rutger Hauer - in his later years) who will come to play a critical role in each of their lives. They all part ways on arrival in their new country as two of the women's fiances await them -- but their paths continue to cross in the years to come in life-altering ways.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical
- Run Time: 130min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/10/2011
- DVD Release Date: 09/20/2011
- Distributor(s): Music Box Films
- Themes: Arranged Marriages,Immigrant Life,Infidelity,Women's Friendship,Expecting a Baby,Contests, Pageants and Competitions
- Tone: Slick
adventurer, friendship, love, marriage, pilot
- Country of Origin: Netherlands (10-16-2008),USA - Limite,USA - Limited (06-10-2011)
- Language: Dutch,English