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Antonia's Line Movie Review Summary

Actors: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir

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In this Academy Award-winning feminist fable, Antonia, an octogenarian on her deathbed looks back on her life.

We first meet the feisty young Antonia just after World War I. After many years in the city, she has returned to her dusty home town to bury her mother. She decides to stay and take up farming. The villagers are curious about the fact that Antonia has a daughter but no husband. Antonia is an attractive woman, and some men make overtures to her. However, Antonia makes it clear that there is no room in her life for romance; instead, she dedicates herself to nurturing Danielle and eventually helps raise her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Antonia also brings outsiders into her sphere, including the village idiot, a rape victim, and the local priest after he's left the church. She is also a courageous woman who singlehandedly vanquishes the town bully.

By the end of the film, thanks to her brave and generous spirit, Antonia is able to die peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   daughter

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   long lived adults

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Netherlands Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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