Champagne Rose is dood
English-Swedish-Dutch crime film about a lone champion of justice.
Dutch producer Thijs Chanowski worked together with the American-Swedish duo Calvin Floyd and Tony Forsberg on the film Champagne Rose is dood (Champagne Rose is Dead). Director Floyd and cameraman Forsberg made up the Swedish production company Aspekt Film. They had made a number of documentaries for Swedish television but Chanowski now hired them to make a crime film financed by backers in the US, the UK, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Most of the film is shot in Amsterdam, other locations include Rotterdam’s Euromast, Schiphol, Monnikendam and the NAM (Dutch Petroleum Company) drilling rigs in Drenthe.
The story is about a loner who fights against the evils of the world. Driven by a sense of justice and integrity, time and again he finds himself using brute force to combat criminals and corrupt organisations. The makers of the film aimed for a combination between James Bond and the absurd nonconformity of playwrights such as Eugène Ionescu and Fernando Arrabal.
- Mr. White
- Second gang member
- Champagne Rose
- Manager Franco
- First gangster
- Title design
- Production assistant
- Chief Lighting Technician/Gaffer
- Production manager
- Director's assistent
- Costume design
- Art director
NBF-Bulletin No. 3, 1969, pp. 38-39
Sveski filmografi 7: 1970-1979, pp. 79-80