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Carnival in Flanders (1935)
"La kermesse héroïque" (original title)

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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Rosay ...
Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre / Madame Burgomaster
André Alerme ...
Korbus de Witte, le bourgmestre / The Burgomaster (as Alerme)
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Le duc d'Olivarès / The Duke
Louis Jouvet ...
Le chapelain / The Priest
Lyne Clevers ...
La poissonnière / The Fish-Wife (as Lynne Clevers)
Micheline Cheirel ...
Siska
Maryse Wendling ...
La boulangère / The Baker's Wife
Ginette Gaubert ...
L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper's Wife
Marguerite Ducouret ...
La femme du brasseur / The Brewer's Wife
Bernard Lancret ...
Julien Breughel
Alfred Adam ...
Josef Van Meulen, le boucher
Pierre Labry ...
L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper
Arthur Devère ...
Le poissonnier / The Fishmonger (as Arthur Devere)
Marcel Carpentier ...
Le boulanger / The Baker
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Le capitaine / The Captain (as Alexandre Darcy)
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When the village of Boom, in Flanders, learns a Spanish Duke and his troops plan to pass the night, the 4-man army deserts and the Mayor plays dead; so the Mayor's wife organizes the townswomen to greet the invaders and preserve the peace with womanly wiles. Written by Rich Wannen <Wannen@swbell.net>

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Jan Breughel the Younger
6 April 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Julien Breughel" is called "Jean Brueghel" in other reports of the film. I think that he must be Jan Brueghel the Younger. That real-life painter was the son of Jan Brueghel the Elder. He would have turned 15 in the year the film was set. The Duke mentions Jan's father's painting to Jan.

Jan lived in Antwerp at this time, I think. Boom seems to be a Flemish town close to Antwerp.

The Dutch (at least in Holland) were neutral and not invaded during the First World War. So erniemunger's comment about Dutch collaboration during that war seems wrong. Belgium was neutral until it was invaded. Perhaps the commenter meant "Flemings" when he said "Dutch" (I know nothing about any such collaboration: I'm not making an accusation).


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