24 Frames: The Cinema of the Low Countries

From the book 24 Frames: The Cinema of the Low Countries(2004)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cinema-Low-Countries-Frames/dp/1904764002
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War Is Hell (1914)
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An army pilot is on a visit at the home of another army pilot in the neighboured country. He falls in love with his sister... (50 mins.)
Director: Alfred Machin
 
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Zuiderzeewerken (1930 Short Film)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
3.
New Earth (1933 Documentary)
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The film is a documentary portraying a struggle as man tries to subdue nature. To prevent flooding and for purposes of land reclamation... (36 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
4.
Misère au Borinage (1933 Documentary)
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Documentary about a miner's strike in Borinage. (36 mins.)
 
5.
De witte (1934)
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The first movie version, from the age of black&white, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes' classical novel... (100 mins.)
 
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Komedie om geld (1936)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
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Glas (1958 Documentary)
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Documentary about Dutch glass production in the 50s. (11 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
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The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966)
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A schoolteacher (Miereveld or "field of ants") is entranced by one of his students (Fran). Not being... (94 mins.)
Director: André Delvaux
 
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Mira (1971)
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The story of a small and conservative West-Flemish village opposing the construction of a bridge over the Scheldt. (95 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
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Daughters of Darkness (1971)
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A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Kümel
 
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Turkish Delight (1973)
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Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy... (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
12.
Mariken van Nieumeghen (1974)
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A sparkling film and surprising look into the middle ages by means of the story of Mariken, whose beauty is used by the devilish comedian Moenen to put people up against each other. (80 mins.)
Director: Jos Stelling
 
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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
 
14.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
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During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands. (155 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
15.
Twice a Woman (1979)
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Woman (Laura) falls in love with girl (Sylvia). They have an affair, but suddenly Sylvia runs off with the ex-husband of Laura... (110 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
 
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A Question of Silence (1982)
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Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by... (92 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
 
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Crazy Love (1987)
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Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive... (90 mins.)
 
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The Vanishing (1988)
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Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
 
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Toto the Hero (1991)
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns... (91 mins.)
 
21.
The Northerners (1992)
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In a small village, people's lives intersect frequently and in unexpected ways. Plagge, a postal worker who spies on other locals by reading their mail. His breaches of privacy expose the numerous secrets that the people in town keep. (108 mins.)
 
22.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (95 mins.)
 
23.
Character (1997)
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike van Diem
 
24.
Left Luggage (1998)
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Against a background of holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes a nanny to a young Jewish boy with a disability, and grows fond of him. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeroen Krabbé
 
25.
Rosetta (1999)
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Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (95 mins.)