The Storm (2009 film)

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The Storm
De Storm 2009 Poster.jpg
Dutch-language poster for The Storm
Directed by Ben Sombogaart
Produced by Johan Nijenhuis
Alan de Levitta
Written by Marjolein Beumer
Rik Launchpach
Starring Sylvia Hoeks
Barry Atsma
Dirk Roofthooft
Monic Hendrickx
Katja Herbers
Lottie Hellingman
Cinematography Piotr Kukla
Edited by Herman P. Koerts
Distributed by NL Film Productions
Universal Pictures
Release date
  • 17 September 2009 (2009-09-17)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch
Budget €6 million

The Storm (Dutch: De Storm) is a 2009 Dutch disaster film by Ben Sombogaart.


A terrible storm causes hundreds of dikes to break in Zeeland, resulting in the North Sea flood of 1953. Julia, a single mother living with her parents, is caught in the middle of the catastrophic flood. She is rescued from drowning and taken to safety by her neighbour Aldo, who is a member of the armed forces. However, her baby is left in a wooden box in the attic of Julia's parental home. Together Julia and Aldo return to the disaster area to look for the baby. When they finally find the box, it is empty, and they conclude that someone must have taken the child. The child ended up with a woman who recently lost her own baby in a car accident. Julia met her but because the woman did not want to lose the baby, she hid him from Julia. Eighteen years later, Julia meets her son and the woman again and she finds out what has happened.


American award[edit]

In July 2010 The Storm won the 'Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking' on the Stony Brook Film Festival in New York City. Producer De Levita and actress Hoeks were attending.


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