Bride Flight

A FILM BY Ben Sombogaart

Lovely scenery and historical context elevate the sentimental story lines above the soap opera domain.
-Stephanie Merry, Washington Post


Based on a true story, Bride Flight follows the story of three young Dutch women and a young man who settled in New Zealand in 1950s. They arrived on a KLM flight that won the 1953 Air Race from London to Christchurch. The film centres on the women: Ada, Marjorie and Esther, who reunite 50 years after the flight landed. Bride Flight is based on bestselling book Bruidsvlucht by Marieke van der Pol, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: Dutch, English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 130 min.
Year: 2008


Anna Drijver
Elise Schaap
Karina Smulders
Ben Sombogaart