Today’s Prayer Focus

Antonia's Line

also known as “Antonia's Welt”
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Foreign Drama
1 hr. 45 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
DVD: December 3, 2002
Cover Graphic from Antonia's Line

Starring: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Mil Seghers, Dora van der Groen, Veerle van Overloop, Esther Vriessendorp, Carolien Spoor | Directed by: Marleen Gorris | Produced by: Hans de Weers

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A dying elderly woman recalls returning to her Dutch hometown after World War II. Oscar for best foreign film.”

Viewer Comments
…The film does not condemn the church, but instead condemns narrow-mindedness and corruption which undermine the true church, the spirit of people working and loving together with a sense of moral responsibility to one another. Antonia’s family does not exclude nor judge; it includes and offers nurturing and love. …“Antonia’s Line” strikes me as one of the most morally responsible films to come down the pike in a long, long time.
Patricia A. Suchy, age 39