Jonge harten

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Summary

Romantic drama about a young, unhappy woman and a student turns out to be a slice of 'life as it really is.'

A group of university students spend the holidays on the island of Texel. Sip feels attracted to Hans, a young artist, while Annie is in love with Peter. The arrival of the unhappy and confused Maja, who has run away from her husband's family with her young son, plays havoc with Peter's feelings. Annie decides to tell Maja's husband about his wife's whereabouts and the two are reconciled.

Jonge harten, a story about a group of young people and their love lives, is first and foremost an effort to see out the old and bring in the new in film making. Directors Charles Huguenot van der Linden and Hein Josephson were fed up with folksy, kitchy films and wanted something new and fresh. The studio shots are deliberately made to look stiff and awkward but once the camera is allowed outside, the style changes dramatically: the camera movements become fluid and free and the acting looks almost improvised. Huguenot later commented: 'We didn't want to make another De Jantjes, Bleeke Bet or Malle gevallen. We wanted less chat, no theatricality and less drama. In short, a film about real life.'

Information

original title
Jonge harten
production year
1936
censorship date
21-04-1936
release date
08-05-1936
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
director
production company

Images

Crew

Technical notations

runtime
74 min / Archival print: 68
language
Dutch
original length
2035
censorship length
2035
sound
Sound
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
8

Resources


K. Dittrich, Achter het doek: Duitse immigranten in de Nederlandse speelfilm in de jaren dertig, Houten (1987), p. 135

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D853)

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