Antonia's Line

also known as “Antonia's Welt”
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong sexual content, and for some violence, including a rape scene.
Moral Rating: Extremely Offensive (Not Recommended)
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Foreign Comedy Drama
Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Year of Release: 1996
USA Release: February 2, 1996
DVD: December 3, 2002
Cover Graphic from Antonia's Line
Featuring Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Mil Seghers, Dora van der Groen, Veerle van Overloop, Esther Vriessendorp, Carolien Spoor
Director Marleen Gorris
Producer Gerard Cornelisse
Hans de Weers
Hans de Wolf
Distributor First Look International

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

A dying elderly woman recalls returning to her Dutch hometown after World War II.”

This film received an Oscar™ for best foreign film.


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Positive
…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