Movies visit the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Maria

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1996
Running time:92 minutes
Cast:Diana Dumbrava, Horatiu Malaele, Serban Ionescu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ana Ularu
Director:Calin Peter Netzer
Writer:Calin Peter Netzer, Gordan Mimic

Description: The story follows a little known chapter in post WWII history when, in 1949, the Icelandic Farmer Association placed advertisements in northern German newspapers seeking to employ female farmhands in Iceland, a country that had lost many of its eligible women to American soldiers. Maria is desperate to leave the refugee camp where she had lived since her escape from the war. On the journey, she meets and falls in love with Olaf, a seaman who enchants her with Nordic stories. Farm life in the isolated land proves to be unfamiliar and tough. Loneliness abounds and painful war memories haunt her. And there is no sign of Olaf despite his promise of marriage. Maria finds strength in the landscape. She is however, forced to flee into the city after being sexually assaulted by her host. She learns that Olaf has since married and that his wife is expecting a child. She meets Bruno, a Jew allowed to immigrate to Iceland by reason of his profession, and courageously stands by him until his untimely death.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!