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Jan Blokker (writer)
Bert Haanstra (writer)
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Release Date:
24 October 1958 (Netherlands) See more »
After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it. | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
Hans Kaart ... Geursen
Bernard Droog ... Krijns
Ineke Brinkman ... Marije
Wim Van den Heuvel ... Douwe
Andrea Domburg ... Lies
Albert Mol ... Schalm
Henk van Buuren ... Valentijn
Herbert Joeks ... Koendering
Johan Valk ... Van Ogten
Ton Lutz ... Altena
Riek Schagen ... Aaltje
Sara Heyblom ... Leidster van vereniging
Dio Huysmans ... Zwaansdijk
Jan Mol ... Hulpje van Geursen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Huib de Vries
Willem Huysmans
Bob Verstraete

Directed by
Bert Haanstra 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jan Blokker  writer
Bert Haanstra  writer

Produced by
Rudolf Meyer .... producer
Original Music by
Jan Mul 
Cinematography by
Eduard van der Enden 
Film Editing by
Bert Haanstra 
Ralph Sheldon 
Production Design by
Nico Van Baarle 
Makeup Department
D.H. Michels .... makeup artist (as Fa. D. Michels)
Production Management
Geert Marree .... assistant production manager
Piet van Moock .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Sluizer .... assistant director
Art Department
Klaas Meester .... property master
Sound Department
Wim Huender .... sound
Peter Vink .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jutka Rona .... still photographer (as Jutka Mol-Rona)
Anton van Munster .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hanka Roeloffzen .... costumer
Other crew
Alexander Mackendrick .... advisor
Henny Spijker .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1958) | UK:U (cinema release)

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great entertainment, 21 December 2008
Author: Peter-5000 from Australia

I had seen this movie years (like 30+) ago and thought it was excellent. Now that it's available on DVD it's a great addition to my (international) collection. I would even go as far as saying that this might be the best Dutch movie ever made, or at least the best comedy. The story is about a typical 50's village and it's inhabitants. Adding to the small town quarrels is the use of water. As most people will know a large part of the Netherlands is below sea level. So is this village. No roads but canals. Maximum use is made of this. Even the ducks play a part.

The DVD comes with the Oscar-winning short film 'Glas'. And for those who don't master the Dutch language: The DVD provides English subtitles. !

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