The lives of three women from different backgrounds forever are changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides. Includes a making-of featurette, interviews. Stars Karina Smulders, Waldemar Torenstra, Anna Drijver, Pienui Touw, Petra Laseur, Elise Schaap, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Rutger Hauer.
Karina Smulders,Anna Drijver,Pleuni Touw,Petra Laseur,Elise Schaap,Waldemar Torenstra
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 - Blade Runner/Hobo with a Shot Gun - 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.