Antonia's Line (1996)

Antonia's Line
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Judy Counihan Co-Producer (Bard Entertainment) 170 3000003
Marleen Gorris Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bert Nijdam Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Antonio Lombardo Co-Producer (Prime Time) 170 3000002
Hans De Weers Producer (Bergen Film) 3 3000001
Carolien Spoor Actor Therese--age 6 1 1000021
Dora van der Groen Actor Allegonde 1 1000022
Marleen Gorris Director n/a 2 2000001
Maria Uitdehaag Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Willy Stassen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jany Temime Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jan Sewell Makeup makeup designer 353 13000002
Dirk Bombey Sound production sound 120816 14000001
Hans Kemna Casting n/a 179 10000001
Harry Ammerlaan Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Michiel Reichwein Editor n/a 172 7000001
Wim Louwrier Editor n/a 172 7000002
Ilona Seckaz Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Esther Vriesendorp Actor Therese--age 13 1 1000020
Thyrza Ravesteijn Actor Sarah--Therese's Daughter 1 1000019
Jacob Beks Actor Farmer Daan 1 1000007
Jan Steen Actor Loony Lips 1 1000008
Catherine Ten Bruggencate Actor Mad Madonna 1 1000009
Fran Waller Zeper Actor Olga 1 1000006
Mil Seghers Actor Crooked Finger 1 1000005
Els Dottermans Actor Danielle--Antonia's Daughter 1 1000002
Jan Decleir Actor Bas 1 1000003
Marina DeGraaf Actor DeeDee 1 1000004
Paul Kooij Actor The Protestant 1 1000010
Leo Hogenboom Actor The Village Priest 1 1000011
Elsie DeBrauw Actor Lara 1 1000016
Michael Pas Actor Jaane 1 1000017
Reinout Bussemaker Actor Simon 1 1000018
Flip Filz Actor The Curate 1 1000015
Veerle Van Overloop Actor Therese--Danielle's Daughter 1 1000014
Filip Peeters Actor Pitte 1 1000012
Wimie Wilhelm Actor Letta 1 1000013
Willeke van Ammelrooy Actor Antonia 1 1000001
As she lies peacefully in bed in her farmhouse, somewhere in the Dutch countryside, the aged Antonia begins to stir awake. In a calm, even cadence the narrator tells us that this is the last day of Antonia's life. Antonia casts her mind back to the day she and her 16-year-old daughter, Danielle, returned to the farm and village Antonia had left as a young woman -- in the days before WWII. They have come to see Antonia's mother, Allegonda, on her death bed. Antonia inherits Allegonda's farm and begins a matriarchy that twists and turns through time, overlapping and linking each successive generation, which builds on the shoulders of the last. She also creates a welcome table for all the odd ducks who don't, won't, or can't fit into the narrow roles prescribed by hidebound and harsh tradition. At 88, surrounded by family members and her great friend and lover Bas, Antonia dies certain of her achievement: "As this long chronicle draws to its finish, nothing has come to an end."