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Hoe Duur Was De Suiker ... The Cost Of Sugar

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#1 waerth


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:06

Just finished watching the Dutch movie "Hoe duur was de suiker" which is an adoption of the novel by the same name of Surinamese author Cynthia McLeod. It is about the life of 2 sisters, or nieces, one white and one half white half african girl whom were either fathered by the same man or by respectively the father and his son.

It shows the bond they have while growing up on the sugar plantations of Dutch colonial Suriname. Hence the name of the novel and movie, which would roughly translate as "The cost of the sugar". The movie is mainly in Sranan Tongo (Surinamese) but it comes with both Dutch and English subtitles.

The novel originally came out in the time that I lived in Suriname and I read it back then, a long time ago. It was a big social happening back then.

There are two version of this. The movie version (2 hours in length) and a miniseries of 3 hours. I currently have the movie version. Still looking for the miniseries version.

#2 The_Munchmaster


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:13

There is actually a thread purposely created for posts such as this.
"Guess that I was born to be a rover.
Guess I've always been a rolling stone.
But someday when my rolling days are over.
I will find a place to call my own.
'Cause even the lone stars they get lonesome.
Lonesome as the lost ship on the sea.
Even the lone stars they get lonesome.
Lonesome for a lone star man like me."

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