The very best Dutch movies 2011
Dutch cinema did very well in 2011. It turned out that Dutch Movies have not been so popular with its own population for quite a while. Last year there were a few movie that got our attention. Let us bring you the very best Dutch movies of 2011. Our visit our Dutch movies section to read all about Dutch film. You can also check out the best Dutch movies of 2012.
1. Black Butterflies (2011)
The story of the South-African Poet Ingrid Jonker facing the Apartheid Regime. With her Father being minister of Censorship you imagine her struggles. At the same it is also a love story with Ingrid looking for love.
In the Netherlands it has won all the big Prizes. The Dutch Film award for best Film and best Actress and a nomination for best director (Paula van der Oest)
2. Sonny Boy (2011)
Our second of best Dutch movies 2011. The heartbreaking tale of Sonny Boy. It is based on the Book that goes by the same name of Annejet van der Zijl. She in turn based it on a true story. It’s the story of Waldy (Sonny Boy), the son of a man from Suriname and a woman from the Netherlands. During the second world war his parents help hide people from the Germans. This is not without severe consequences.
The movie shows a little bit of two so very different countries. Suriname was a colony of the Netherlands, and a lot of Dutch people naturally had business there. The cultures were very different though. This films portrays this very well, but perhaps with a few too many clichés. It did, however, not shy away from exposing the racist attitude of some of the Dutchmen.
We do feel it is a very engaging and captivating movie. The ending was rather abrupt, but so be it.
Please feel free to leave reviews of the above mentioned movie. We are also very much open for other Great Dutch of 2011 suggestions.