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Carnival in Flanders (1935)

La kermesse héroïque (original title)
Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Director:

Jacques Feyder

Writers:

Charles Spaak (short story), Bernard Zimmer (dialogue)
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Cast

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)
Jean Murat ... Le duc d'Olivarès / The Duke
Louis Jouvet ... Le chapelain / The Priest
Lyne Clevers Lyne Clevers ... La poissonnière / The Fish-Wife (as Lynne Clevers)
Micheline Cheirel ... Siska
Maryse Wendling Maryse Wendling ... La boulangère / The Baker's Wife
Ginette Gaubert Ginette Gaubert ... L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper's Wife
Marguerite Ducouret Marguerite Ducouret ... La femme du brasseur / The Brewer's Wife
Bernard Lancret Bernard Lancret ... Julien Breughel
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Josef Van Meulen, le boucher
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper
Arthur Devère Arthur Devère ... Le poissonnier / The Fishmonger (as Arthur Devere)
Marcel Carpentier Marcel Carpentier ... Le boulanger / The Baker
Alexander D'Arcy ... Le capitaine / The Captain (as Alexandre Darcy)
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnival in Flanders See more »

Filming Locations:

Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Production Co:

Films Sonores Tobis See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the second non-fiction cinema film to be shown on British television (on 7 October 1938). See more »

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Jan Breughel the Younger
6 April 2009 | by HughRedSee 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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