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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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Being visited by 2.636.000 people, 'Fanfare' is the second most successful Dutch movie of all time, only surpassed by Paul Verhoeven's 'Turks Fruit' (A Turkish Delight) (1973). In 2007, the film was added to the aesthetic canon of Dutch cinema.See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant movie from the lower countries!, 27 February 2001
Author: biepmiep from Rotterdam

This movie is about a brass band in the fictional place of Brederwiede. When they want to compete in a competition the band splits up in two, because the two lead men in the band can't agree on the music. Both of them go to the narrator, who is the most intelligent person in town. He composes two separate pieces of music which at the competition will become one piece of music. Very clever done! There is also a love story in this movie: the boy and girl are both children of one of the band leaders. Highlight of the movie is the competition itself when the two pieces of music are combined by a planned coincidence. I saw this film before the very funny Brassed Off. It has got similarities and makes watching these movies even more fun.

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