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De mésaventure van een Fransch heertje zonder pantalon aan het strand te Zandvoort (1905)

A gentleman on a beach-chair is surprised by the high tide, and takes his trousers off to keep them dry. A policeman chases him across the beach and through the village of Zandvoort, until he is arrested.
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A gentleman on a beach-chair is surprised by the high tide, and takes his trousers off to keep them dry. A policeman chases him across the beach and through the village of Zandvoort, until he is arrested.

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2 December 2000 (Japan)  »

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Egy francia ficsúr viszontagságai nadrág nélkül a strandon  »

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In July 1905 several Dutch newspapers reported on a man who pulled off his trousers on a public beach at Zandvoort. Front page news, according to these newspapers. However, some of these newspapers forgot to mention that this unscrupulous incident was part of the production of this classic chase film. See more »

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Comical short film
3 March 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In this Dutch short film, the protagonist is seen dowsing off in a beach chair, finding himself stuck in the flood. In order to keep his trousers dry, he takes them off, to the dismay of the police at the beach. The rest of the film is the subsequent chase of the French gentleman.

This film is one of the first fiction films made in the Netherlands, and one of the lesser few that has survived. The movie is very amusing especially in the chase scenes, in which all the background characters wave at the camera, laughing all the time. The film is not so funny for its story, but as a document of its time it is highly enjoyable.


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