Ergens in Nederland

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Summary

Romantic drama taking place on the eve of the Second World War.

Lawyer Frans van Loon and his wife Nel are having a difficult time. Frans works hard to pay for the house while Nel feels dissatisfied and neglected. When Frans is called up and volunteers to join the mine clearance service he doesn't want to worry his wife and keeps it from her. His secretiveness leads Nel to believe he doesn't love her anymore. She subsequently falls for the charms of an actor. When Frans finds out, a violent quarrel ensues and Nel storms out, fully convinced that the actor cares more for her than her husband. She soon finds out she's wrong and returns to her husband.

Dutch novelist Jan de Hartog wrote the screenplay and played the part of the lawyer. In spite of some enthusiastic reviews, the role would remain his only venture into the world of film acting.

Information

original title
Ergens in Nederland
production year
1940
censorship date
10-04-1940
release date
12-04-1940
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
applicant inspection
director
original distributor
producer
production company

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Technical notations

runtime
109 min / Archival print: 86
language
Dutch
original length
2982
censorship length
2982
sound
Sound
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
10

Resources

K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987), p. 146

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; H623)

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