Lentelied

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Summary

Romantic comedy about a company director's daughter who falls for an unemployed engineer.

An out of work engineer is hired as the private chauffeur of a rich playboy. He has to drive to Vlissingen to pick up the latter's expensive fiancée who is arriving from England on the ferry. On the way back from Vlissingen, the car breaks down and the engineer and the fiancée travel to Rotterdam to get some spare parts. After a number of amorous entanglements and a case of mistaken identity in which the engineer shows the girl's father his latest invention, the story comes to a satisfying close. The engineer gets his old job back and manages to save his girlfriend from the roaming hands of the rich playboy. The fiancée and the playboy realise they deserve each other and youthful spontaneity triumphs over inherited wealth.

Director Simon Koster, who co-wrote the screenplay for Dood water, wanted to steer away from the lavishly produced popular films. What he wanted to convey was a Dutch culture of youthful enthusiasm, impetuosity and freedom. In Lentelied, youthful energy overcomes all barriers. But in spite of the fact that it was shot on location - on the island of Walcheren in Zeeland and Rotterdam - and its unconventional theme, the film remains disappointingly traditional.

Information

original title
Lentelied
production year
1936
censorship date
29-06-1936
release date
05-03-1936
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
applicant inspection
director
original distributor
producer
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Cast

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Technical notations

runtime
77 min / Archival print: 70
language
Dutch
original length
2106
censorship length
2106
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. 134


Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; D216)

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