The Polish Bride

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The Polish Bride
The Polish Bride.jpg
Directed by Karim Traïdia
Written by Kees van der Hulst
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch

The Polish Bride (Dutch: De Poolse bruid) is a 1998 Dutch film directed by Karim Traïdia and written by Kees van der Hulst. The film was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Globe Awards
International Film Festival of Rotterdam
Netherlands Film Festival (Golden Calf)
  • Best Actor (Spijkers – lost to Johan Leysen, Felice... Felice...)
  • Best Actress (Hendrickx, won)
  • Best Director (Karim Traïdia, won)

Award: Best European film 1999 EUROPA AWARD

AFI American Film Institute, Los Angeles

Award: Best European Entry

Selected for LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE Cannes 1998


Best Film at Braunschweig Film Festival

OSCARS 1999 Represented the Netherlands

Australian adaptation[edit]

The 2007 Australian film Unfinished Sky, also starring Monic Hendrickx, is an adaptation of this film into an Australian context.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "45 Countries Submit Films for Oscar Consideration". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 1998. Archived from the original on 19 February 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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