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Antonia's Line

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Release Date: February 02, 1996Running Time: 105 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $45,051.00
Genre: Drama, Period

Willeke van Ammelrooy
Els Dottermans
Jan Decleir
Marina DeGraaf

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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 d... Full Summary >>