Observations 1: My Street

Summary

Observations are six short documentaries which examine everyday life in a melancholy and humorous way. The observations radiate the joy of looking.

1 - My Street

Construction work on an Amsterdam street.

2 - Evening

At Amsterdam’s Albert Cuyp market, the stalls are taken down every evening. The garbage truck comes dangerously close.

3 - Lock and Quay

Ship traffic along the locks. We see what two people do when they have to wait for hours.

4 - The Big Whale

The ferries transport their passengers across the IJ harbour. A film about the meditative aspects of waiting.

5 - Join the Army

A look behind the scenes of the Dutch army. We see the conscripts during their first field exercise.

6 - Did You Enjoy?

During a holiday, Surinamese and Antilleans visit the Dutch villages of Marken, Volendam, and Wijk aan Zee.

am en Wijk aan Zee.

Information

production year
1993
country
Netherlands
category
Fictional
director
producer
producer

Crew

Technical notations

runtime
5
original length
128
sound
Sound
colour
Colour
format
35mm

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