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The Price of Sugar

Set in the Dutch colony of Surinam (now Suriname in South America) in 1775, the story follows a family of Dutch sugar planters and their slaves. In the face of recession and falling sugar prices, the family experience upheaval and danger. Stark choices, matters of life and death, have to be made. The Price Of Sugar tells the alternately gripping, romantic and heart-wrenching story of Sarith and Mini-Mini as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Where Sarith is the most beautiful woman in the colony, the mulatto Mini-Mini is forever in her shadow, slave to her own half-sister.



Directed by Jean van de Velde
Written by Jean van de Velde
Produced by Comet Film, PVP Pictures, Cool Beans and Spier Films
Starring Gaite Jensen, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Kees Boot, Yannick van de Velde, Anna Raadsveld